Autumn Marathon Tournament


Announcing the second edition of the glorious 24-hour chess marathon!

[EDIT] It's over! Read the wrap up and vote for the next marathon time control!

TL;DR: What? 24h 3+0 tournament. When? October 24th, 00:00 GMT. Where?

Summer is slowly fading away, and the leaves are beginning to fall in the sweet autumn breeze which can only mean that it's time for the Autumn Marathon Tournament on lichess!

After the great success of the first Marathon in Summer we are pushing ahead with the next 24-hour tournament, and this time we decided to mix things up a bit by switching to a 3-minute time control.

For those unfamiliar with Marathon tournaments on lichess, they are extreme 24-hour Arena tournaments where the object is to win as many games as possible in the allotted time. You don't have to stay awake for the full 24-hours to participate, if you want to take a break simply click on the "withdraw" button whenever you feel like a quick snooze and your points will be preserved for when you rejoin the tournament. So please, take breaks. Your health depends on it.

The last Marathon tournament had over 2200 players competing for the top spot, a place that was ultimately won by Voat with a massive score of 524 points after playing 243 games of back-breaking chess. And it's not just the top spot that gets to walk away with a trophy either, finishing in the top 10 and top 50 places will also net you a sweet unique trophy icon that will be displayed on your profile page for everyone to see.

So if you want to take part in this ultimate test of perseverance and stamina in online chess, make sure to join the Autumn Marathon Tournament on, it's scheduled to start at 00:00 GMT on Saturday the 24th of October. See you there!