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Blog posts from 2017
Lichess End of the Year Update
We wrap up 2017 by reviewing our latest updates!
Dec 31, 2017
Lichess Titled Arena 2
The strongest Arena-style tournament returns for a second edition
Dec 18, 2017
Magnus Carlsen wins the first Lichess Titled Arena
The world's best play on our humble little server
Dec 15, 2017
Introducing Rapid Ratings
What was one now becomes two
Dec 1, 2017
Introducing Shield Tournaments
Battle for the unique Shield of glory
Nov 29, 2017
Titled Prize Tournament!
A titled tournament with a prize pool of $1000!
Nov 22, 2017
2017 Autumn Marathon
Announcing the next edition of the legendary 24-hour chess marathon!
Oct 15, 2017
Lichess Summer Update, Part 2
So many summer improvements, we needed two blog posts!
Aug 28, 2017
Lichess Summer Update, Part 1
Lichess has gone through some changes over the summer...
Aug 22, 2017
The Kasparov Channel: 2017 Blitz Coverage
Kasparov comes alive on day 5!
Aug 19, 2017
The Kasparov Channel: 2017 SLCC Rapid Coverage
Does he still have the magic?
Aug 17, 2017
Vachier-Lagrave wins Sinquefield Cup 2017
The decisive day in St. Louis
Aug 11, 2017
Nothing decided yet in round 8
All 3 leaders draw to set up a dramatic final round
Aug 10, 2017
Aronian on fire and an interview with Yasser!
A belated round 7 report
Aug 10, 2017
Aronian puts on a show in round 6
Meanwhile, Wesley hits rock bottom
Aug 8, 2017
Anand dazzles St. Louis while Carlsen grabs pawns
Vachier-Lagrave remains in the lead after 5 rounds
Aug 6, 2017
It was a typical Magnus game until it wasn't
A suprise ending in St. Louis
Aug 5, 2017
A draw? they might as well not have played
You can't win them all...
Aug 4, 2017
Tragedy! as chess writers and commentators forced to stay at work late
A long day in St. Louis
Aug 3, 2017
No prisoners taken in first round of Sinquefield cup 2017
Sinquefield kicks off with lots of decisive games
Aug 1, 2017
Aronian wins Altibox Norway Chess 2017
The highlights of the final two rounds
Jun 18, 2017
Norway Chess: The final run-up
We bring you the highlights of the last two rounds
Jun 15, 2017
Norway chess: the off-day brings exciting chess
Two completely different rounds separated by the off-day.
Jun 11, 2017
Norway Chess: 2 rounds later
The first 2 rounds of Norway Chess have been full of interesting games and exciting moments.
Jun 8, 2017
The blitz opening of Norway Chess 2017
It has been a great first day for the Norway Chess tournament. Lichess is present in Stavanger to get every second of the action!
Jun 6, 2017
What's new on lichess
What exactly has the chess community been up to?
Apr 17, 2017
2017 Spring Marathon
Pushing the limits of Internet chess
Apr 8, 2017
A better game clock history
Storing precise move times: science to the rescue
Apr 5, 2017
Thousands of Stockfish analysers
Community powered analysis for your games
Apr 3, 2017
Announcing Instant Chess!
All the chess without the pesky time (April Fools)
Apr 1, 2017
Crazyhouse World Championship: the Candidates
Follow the eight remaining players as they battle it out in a round-robin crazyhouse tournament to decide the 2017 World Champ.
Mar 16, 2017
A new way to learn and improve your chess on Lichess
Mar 8, 2017
Lichess meetup and hackathon report
The Lichess team recently met up to work and socialize in Paris. Here is the summary.
Feb 18, 2017
The lichess team is constantly creating new features for you to enjoy. Now we need your help to decide what to add next!
Feb 2, 2017
Tata Steel Chess: Week 1
Everything about the first week of the Tata Steel Chess tournament, live from Wijk aan Zee
Jan 22, 2017