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 Streamers Broadcasts (beta) Video library
Players Teams Forum Questions & Answers
Analysis board Opening explorer Board editor Import game Advanced search
Sign in
Puzzle of the day
Black to play
More » Open tournaments
U2000 Bullet 27m 66
U1700 SuperBlitz 57m 110
Hourly Blitz 57m 66
U1500 Blitz 57m 50
Crazyhouse SuperBlitz 57m 9
Hourly Bullet 27m 62
Hourly Rapid 1h 57m 65
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 69
King of the Hill Shield 6h 3
Kang Aji Ngabuburit 3+0 1h 40m 93
Parma 3+0 1h 10m 22
Opočenský 3+0 Anti 2h 20
Maxandreev020 5+0 960 1h 5
Breyer 0+2 2h 8
Ragozin 3+0 45m 5
Teichmann ½+0 960 30m 2
Falkbeer 3+0 1h 10m 4
Morphy 5+0 45m 2
Pilnik 3+0 45m 2
Fahrni 5+0 45m 1
Flohr 0+1 KotH 2h 1
Kasparyan 5+0 20m 1
More » Simultaneous exhibitions
More » Latest forum posts
  1. Chess benders. janosopeligroso Once mukabelu played a bender. It was a fender.
  2. Feature Suggestion: create a p… tvsd Wouldn't it be nice to take a picture of a position in a book and recr…
  3. Is there a universal way to pr… Chesstroll_Ingot It seems an easy checkmate, but there is always a chance for stalemate…
  4. Chess benders. LM OhNoMyPants @Rrhyddhad Hahah, exactly. 'It's getting late, I should quit. Let's ju…
  5. Lose Your Queen: QUIT!!!! DollaHollaAtcha Depends completely on the situation that it happens in. i have abso…
  6. Compose tactics by motif nonicknamesleft Hey, is there a way to create tactic sets by motif? Thanks
  7. French Defense CM Sarg0n I mean 1.e4 e6 2.d3 followed by g3 is a very common KIA, even Fischer …
  8. French Defense Abyssinia I have been playing this line against the French defense... 1. e4...e6…
  9. Lose Your Queen: QUIT!!!! imminentD3ATH I don't mean to be vain... but if any of you drop your queen against m…
  10. Bongcloud BongcloudMasterKe2 I like your unique opening #8 @cabbageattack1 ... but I still roll…
  11. Lose Your Queen: QUIT!!!! ekopp2000 As a lower-rated player, I agree - play on. The initial frustration of…
  12. Bongcloud cabbageattack1 while the bongcloud is good... I love the cabbage attack! it's so lit!
  13. Bongcloud Water_Flame @only_tactics It said +1.3 right? Yeah... feelsgoodman
  14. Bongcloud Water_Flame Ikr Give the bongcloud its deserved credit
  15. Bongcloud AB1GN3RD Ikr I've just won two games with it. My favorite line: 1. e4 e5 …
  16. Lose Your Queen: QUIT!!!! LeonStolzz In bullet I never resign when I drop a piece, even against higher rate…
  17. Bongcloud Iamonfire234 it is ik I just won a game witj it
  18. Bongcloud SirDillyMoves Bongcloud is best
  19. Lose Your Queen: QUIT!!!! The-Chess-Death-Cult I see lower level players (up to 1700) quitting immediately once they …
  20. resing button should look like… justthere like saying i resing..
More » Latest updates
Deathmatch: Penguin vs. Paco

Two Titans Battle it Out

Welcome Lichess Bots

A new way to play chess

GM Andrew Tang Wins Lichess Titled Arena 5

World Champion Magnus Carlsen's dominating winning streak comes to an end