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Why is lichess free, and so damn amazing?

Asked by aaRecessive
Tags lichess
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Genuinely, the creator(s) of this website must spend a fortune keeping up the servers with all these players and active users on here. And not a single ad, or request for money ANYWHERE!

Honestly, if I were to donate to one thing (aside from cancer patients and those in need), this would be it!
5 Answers
Answered by IM lovlas
You are in luck! Lichess accepts donations:
Answered by Luciano_the_best
This is why I totally prefer than Thanks thibault for making this site the best chess site ever! I don't understand why many prefer where you have to pay for everything.
Answered by milliways
The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys!
rdmccarthy commented :
Then, one day a student who'd been left to clean up the lab after a *particularly* unsuccessful party found himself reasoning this way...
Answered by aaRecessive
Also can I just mention the chess captcha?

Like, whoever designed that, I love you.
IM lovlas commented :
I am sure he loves you as well
Answered by FM jposthuma
Lichess has costs, but they're all paid for by donations. You can see all their expenses here:

Only registered members with one week of lichess activity can contribute to the Q&A.