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Lichess 2024 Half-Year Update

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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.

Congratulations to IM Manitodeplomo Fan Club for winning the Streamers Battle July 2024! Congrats also to IM YOSEPH AND FRIENDS for taking 2nd place, SergeyVoronChess NEW for coming in 3rd place and Zhigalko_Sergei & Friends for 4th place. Thanks to all participating streamers and 1,650 registered players!

Streamers and their communities, get ready for the Streamers Battle July 2024 with prizes for streamers whose teams finish in the top 4, starting in 3 hours!