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We are a non‑profit association because we believe in a free, world-class chess experience for anyone, anywhere.

We rely on support from people like you to make it possible. If you've gotten something out of lichess, please take a second to pitch in!

We are a small team, so your support will make a huge difference!

Where does the money go?
First of all, powerful servers. We need speed and reliability.
Then we want to pay a full-time developer/administrator: thibault, the founder of lichess.
See the detailed cost breakdown.
Can I change/cancel my monthly support?
Yes, at any time, from this page.
Or you can contact lichess support.
Are some features reserved to Patrons?
No, because lichess is entirely free, forever, and for everyone. That's a promise.
But Patrons get bragging rights with a cool new profile icon.
See the detailed features comparison.