The Lichess Titled Arena returns with a $2200 prize pool!
The two previous Lichess Titled Arenas were a huge success. 148 titled players played in the previous one, including Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. Magnus donated his first prize back to Lichess (again!), so this time we'll have a jackpot first prize of $1500. We also received a generous donation of $200 specifically earmarked for this tournament, so we increased the prizes for places 2 through 5 as well.
If you are new to Lichess, it's important to become familiar with the arena format. Read our FAQ and try out a tournament in advance. Arena points are awarded based on the number of games you win. You can late-join, withdraw or rejoin at any time.
Prizes will be awarded within 3 days after the event, through PayPal. In the event of a tie, the prize(s) will be split.
To participate in the Titled Arena, you need a verified titled account. There are three ways to do this:
Or: Take a picture of your ID document and send it to email@example.com, along with a link to your FIDE card.
Or: Publish a statement about Lichess on a website where you are recognized as who you claim to be. It could be Twitter, Facebook, chess.com, ICC, or anything serious enough. Send us a link to your post.