The Lichess Titled Arena returns with a $3200 prize pool!
In March, World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the Lichess Titled Arena and donated his first place prize back to Lichess for the third consecutive time. Now we are announcing the fourth Lichess Titled Arena which will take place on April 12th. We have also received a generous donation of $700 specifically for this event, making the total prize pool for the event $3200, including the $2250 first prize. There are prizes for the top 6 places.
Format: 1+0 Bullet arena, 2 hour duration
Participation requirement: Verified FIDE or NM title (see below)
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 the tournament 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 events, you need a verified titled account on Lichess. If you don't already have a Lichess account, create one. Then, to get your FIDE or NM title verified, please fill out this title verification form, and we will process it within 24 hours. If you already have verified your title on Lichess, you don't have to do this again. When your title has been verified, you will be able to join the tournament.
We encourage both participants and fans to stream the tournament. Let's make this another chess event to remember!