James 'Clarkey' Clarke & Thibault DuplessisAnnouncements
All the little things we've made over the past 5 months.
Tournaments have been a growing part of lichess, and they are getting BIG. But the trouble is, with so many players and so many strong players, for average players it can seem a bit moot to compete. To open the playing field up a bit, we're trialing tournament divisions.
Tournaments are now broken up into Under 1600, Under 2000 and Opens. Open tournaments will follow the same schedule as always, and at the top of the hour every hour there will be a new rating restricted tournament. They'll alternate between U1600 and U2000 and cycle through the popular tournament time controls: 3+0, 3+2, 5+0 and 10+0.
At the moment they are being run as a trial, but in the near future we hope to increase the amount and variety of tournaments that are scheduled.
We love statistics, so there's been two big improvements to satiate that demand.
Firstly, there's rating stats. There's now a lot more information that can be viewed behind that one little number. Just go to your profile page and click on the rating that you'd like to see more information about. From there you'll find information about your greatest victories, your worst defeats; your greatest winning and losing streaks, and a break-down of where you spend your time.
Finally, we've put information from all the tournaments that you've competed in into one place. From your profile page, clicking on the Tournament Points counter underneath your username will show you a list of all the tournaments you've competed, your best results, and a break-down of tournaments performances.