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Closing ceremony - Blitz OpenLichess

A retrospective of World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2023 by GM Felix Bloh

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We have continued to make lots of changes to our broadcasts, including support for team events, tournament sections and the integration of a FIDE player database to automatically add the correct player names, ratings & titles. See all of it in action in the final round of the Mitropa Cup!

GM Felix Blohberger provides a retrospective of the World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2023 and annotated some of his favourite games for us!

"The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made." — Savielly Tartakower, founder of the hypermodern school and inventor of the now widespread Catalan Opening, was born on this day in 1887.

Did you know that you can remove all visible ratings from Lichess? Games can still be rated, and ratings are used for all the same purposes, but you will never see them.

Congratulations Koosha Jaferian Fan Club for winning the Streamers Battle February '24 and the first prize of $500! Congrats also to IM Manitodeplomo Fan Club for 2nd place ($300), PAPASIonates (3rd, $150) and IM YOSEPH AND FRIENDS (4th, $100). Thanks to all 2797 registered players for participating!

Ashwath Kaushik is reportedly the youngest player ever to win against a GM in classical chess after beating Jacek Stopa in the Burgdorfer Stadthaus-Open at the age of 8 years, 6 months & 11 days. The previous record was apparently set in January by Leonid Ivanovic, who was about 5 months older.

It's time again for our week of Variant Shield Arenas, starting in 4 hours with the Chess960 Arena! The winner will have to defend the unique trophy in next month's tournament.