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Lichess 2024 Half-Year Update

Chess in Asia - Philippines & BruneiFM jeffforever

Chess in Asia - Philippines & Brunei

GM Avetik_ChessMood

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Today, Wednesday 24th July, Lichess will undergo scheduled maintenance between 02:00 and 03:00 UTC. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The last stage of the Biel Masters has started! GMs R Praggnanandhaa, Liêm Quang Lê, Abhimanyu Mishra and Haik Martirosyan are competing in a final round-robin tournament until 25 July, while the winner of the Challengers will be decided between GMs Salem Saleh, Alexander Donchenko and R Vaishali.

This month's week of Variant Shield Arenas starts in just 1 hour with the 3+2 Chess960 Arena! The winner will get a unique trophy and keep it until next month's arena.

For the next 24 hours, all rated games played on Lichess with a minimum time control of 3 min + 2 sec, or equivalent such as 5+0, and lasting at least 15 moves will count towards the FIDE 100 World Record Attempt for the most chess games played online and offline in one day!

Lichess releases a new Broadcaster App, making it easier to broadcast OTB events to a live Lichess Broadcast. Read all about it here.

Watch the historic New York 1924 Centennial, featuring former U16 World Champion GM Aleksandr Lenderman, speed chess expert GM Andrew Tang and two-time U.S. Women's Champion WGM Jennifer Yu until 21 July in our broadcast and on the Marshall Chess Club Twitch channel with IM Luís Henrique Coelho.

Your donations and support have allowed us to do many awesome things this half-year that we hope you enjoy! We will continue to work hard to give you the best free, libre, and open-source chess experience. Read our half-year update blog to see how we have changed for the better.