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Hourly Classical 1h 57m 100
Eastern SuperBlitz 1h 30m 0
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 0
U2000 Classical 57m 1
Hourly Blitz 57m 1
Hourly Bullet 27m 0
Czerniak ½+2 Anti Rated 2h 20
Harika 3+2 Atom Rated 2h 18
Petrović 5+0 Rated 1h 3
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  1. Finally got a Dutch win ColostomyBag Wiggleitjiggleit: if you look closely that queen take with a pawn is …
  2. Does anyone play on any other … PatzerGareBear13 I only play on Lichess, but I have heard my friends talk about other w…
  3. clock replay chiru35 its been here for a while i usually go back to see how much time i had…
  4. clock replay IM jmb2010 I don't know if this was just implemented today, or if I just haven't …
  5. Horde Theory AREA11 Can someone please give me a general Horde lesson? I've been playing m…
  6. [Request]Tag Chess Game AREA11 I've tried it before, and it kind of frustrates me when people don't "…
  7. Did Magnus Carlsen ever have a… Trump-Fraud Lucky guy; would be tougher to find a slender gal in USA
  8. [Request]Tag Chess Game jemadux the game has 4 players . for instance A + C vs B +D for instance…
  9. [Feature Request] opening tree… malcomar I would like it too!
  10. Why is it draw ? fhr Good explanation! It's the position, not the moves. Just a small techn…
  11. Checkers (Forum Game) PatzerGareBear13…
  12. Finally got a Dutch win PatzerGareBear13 Play the Stonewall Dutch it is a better opening.
  13. Did Magnus Carlsen ever have a… Xo lol this is as akward as that guy with his wierd animated videos.
  14. Will lichess ever accept € don… thibault Just donate in $, it will be converted automatically.
  15. times to the right of move lis… MessyAnswer @thibault It would be cool if we could actually see the time ticking w…
  16. [Feature Request] opening tree… Wellblech01 Hello everybody, I wonder if there already is or in future could be…
  17. Will lichess ever accept € don… Poldi_der_Drache I want to donate in €.
  18. [Suggestion] Raspberry Turk In… milliways It does not seem like it is ready for going berserk yet =)
  19. USA Championship live stream l… Recalculating Thanks Dude!
  20. [Suggestion] Simultaneous play… giordanolima First of all, sorry by my english... lol I think you could sort the l…
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Follow the eight remaining players as they battle it out in a round-robin crazyhouse tournament to decide the 2017 World Champ.

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Lichess meetup and hackathon report

The Lichess team recently met up to work and socialize in Paris. Here is the summary.