24 hours of chess. Do you have what it takes to win?
Alright, so that didn't work: the server said "no".
This first marathon is a victim of its success. After 7 hours of activity, dealing with 530 persons in a single tournament playing no less than 4883 games was just too much. The server CPU was burning, something was wrong.
So I had to shut down the maraton in order to restore lichess normal health.
I am very very very sorry about that, and I apologize to all players. I know you prepared for that, I know you're sleepy and dismayed. Believe me, so am I.
So here we are, it's over. You can go to sleep now - I certainly want to.
We'll do it again. After that server stuff is dealt with.
We're delighted to introduce a new event, the awesomest in the history of lichess.org: the chess marathon!
This is a lichess arena blitz tournament. Except it lasts 24 hours. It is a battle of endurance, where the will and resistance of players will be put to the proof!
The winner gets the unique blue globe trophy on their profile page forever; pretty much like the Way of Berserk trophy. Top ten players and top fifty also receive a trophy!
If you can't play this marathon, worry not, there will be others, later on.
Now train and rest before the event starts! May the best and craziest of us be victorious!