lichess • Free Online Chess

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lichess • Free Online Chess


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Built for the love of chess, this app is open source and free for all.- 150 000 individual users daily and growing fast.- Play bullet, blitz, classical, and correspondence chess- Play in arena tournaments- Find, follow, challenge players- See your games stats- Practice with chess puzzles- Many variants, available online and offline: Crazyhouse, Chess 960, King Of The Hill, Three-check, Antichess, Atomic chess, Horde, Racing Kings!- Game analysis with local computer evaluation- Server computer analysis with move annotations and game summary- Opening explorer- Endgame tablebase explorer- Play against offline computer- Over The Board mode to play offline with a friend- Standalone chess clock with multiple time settings- Board editor- Available in 80 languages- Designed for both phones and tablets, supporting landscape mode- 100% free, without ads, and opensource!Chess variants are supported, either in online and offline modes! Try them all:
- Crazyhouse: every time a piece is captured the capturing player gets a piece of the same type and of their color in their pocket.- Chess960: pieces on the home rank are randomised.- King Of The Hill: bring your king to the center to win.- Threecheck: check the opponent king three times.- Antichess: lose all your pieces to win.- Atomic Chess: nuke the opponent.- Horde: destroy the horde to win.- Racing Kinkgs: race to the eighth rank to win.Just like http://lichess.org, this application is open source, and respects user freedom. It is entirely free and without ads, now and forever.
Learn more about lichess philosophy: http://lichess.org/blog/U4skkUQAAEAAhIGz/why-is-lichess-freeSource code of the mobile application: https://github.com/veloce/lichobileSource code of the website and server: https://github.com/ornicar/lila
Big thanks to the volunteers behind this app:- Vincent Velociter (lead dev) https://github.com/veloce- Renaud Bressand (design) https://twitter.com/RenaudBressand- Thibault Duplessis (dev) https://github.com/ornicar- Sébastien Renault (dev of native stockfish plugin) https://github.com/srenault- Mark Henle (dev) https://github.com/freefal
Check out the app page on http://lichess.org/mobile, and follow us on twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/lichessorg