Free online Chess server. Play Chess now in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play Chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.
Create a game Tournament Simultaneous exhibitions
Chess basics Puzzles Practice Coordinates Study Coaches
Lichess TV Current games Broadcasts (beta) Video library
Players Teams Forum Questions & Answers
Analysis board Board editor Import game Advanced search
Sign in
Puzzle of the day
Black to play
More » Open tournaments
U2000 SuperBlitz 57m 30
U1700 Blitz 57m 27
Crazyhouse Blitz 57m 4
U1500 Classical 57m 21
Hourly Classical 1h 57m 28
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 29
Hourly Bullet 27m 17
Hourly Blitz 57m 15
FVVWC Ultrabullet Tournament #4 3h 23
Aronian 6+2 1h 7
Reggio 5+2 1h 20m 3
Martha 1+0 3check 30m 2
lindependentistabuh 3+2 45m 1
Stoltz 0+1 Atom 40m 1
Diamant 5+2 3check 20m 1
Deschapelles 5+0 3check 20m 1
Láznička 1+0 3check 20m 1
Bisguier 1+1 3check 20m 1
More » Simultaneous exhibitions
More » Latest forum posts
  1. Don't you hate it when... CM Sarg0n Yeah, but it is all the better if you expect some grave mistakes and t…
  2. Don't you hate it when... rickrenegade I often come home from club OTB games thinking I'm a genius and that t…
  3. Don't you hate it when... Dixie2011 Yah thats so true. Sometimes you feel like you are playing a super gam…
  4. Don't you hate it when... SummerSparkle think you played such a strong game and implemented such a stro…
  5. 1900 first time ever! SummerSparkle Big Congrats Professor! First time I started beating 1800s and 1900s, …
  6. 1900 first time ever! azuaga @rickrenegade Well, and do not forget that it's not just about reac…
  7. 1900 first time ever! Professor74 @rickrenegade #1 Well done! Keep moving forward! (toward 2000!)
  8. That pawn feeling rickrenegade Always trying weird pawn structures... Usually backfires on me though.
  9. 1900 first time ever! rickrenegade :) haha You tell me lol. I can only dream of stretching to your rat…
  10. 1900 first time ever! achja @rickrenegade #1 Congrats ! :) Now <whispering voice> ... between …
  11. King walk game achja Another king walk, on very thin ice this time.…
  12. Block Bullet non - rematchers. rickrenegade Who did I call an idiot?
  13. 1900 first time ever! rickrenegade After 6 years I've finally broke the 1900 wall in blitz and classical!…
  14. That pawn feeling biggystiffler i think the bishop pear worked out quit nicely for white
  15. Insufficient material time out AREA11 Interesting. Thanks @FletchMK64 (#9) & @MoistvonLipwig
  16. [Request] Cloud results switch konstantinua00 I love using stockfish, but sometimes the cloud results stop at depth …
  17. Am I crazy? xxsoapxx A short chat with your opponent might help and at the same time gain a…
  18. London + h4 achja @TatsumakiRonyk #2 Thanks for the information. Appreciated.
  19. That pawn feeling achja Do you ever think : "Let's try out that weird pawn structure ?". http…
  20. Puzzle 61350 error StrixCZ I'm sorry, I just overlooked something. Please, delete this thread.
More » Latest updates
2017 Autumn Marathon

Announcing the next edition of the legendary 24-hour chess marathon!

Lichess Summer Update, Part 2

So many summer improvements, we needed two blog posts!

Lichess Summer Update, Part 1

Lichess has gone through some changes over the summer...