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Blog posts from 2018
Lichess End of Year Update 2018
Onward and upward!
Dec 31, 2018
GM Daniel Naroditsky takes on Leela Chess Zero
GM DanielNaroditsky vs LeelaChess
Dec 21, 2018
Carlsen ekes out another Topsy Turvy Titled Arena Victory
Carlsen narrowly wins his seventh Titled Arena
Dec 18, 2018
Deathmatch: Leela vs. Stockfish
The REAL World Championship
Dec 10, 2018
The Lichess Titled Arena is back Saturday 15th of December
The 9th Lichess Titled Arena!
Dec 6, 2018
Carlsen Retains World Title After Tiebreak Massacre
Caruana defeated 0-3 in Rapid Playoffs
Nov 29, 2018
Lichess London Meetup Recap
Blitz tournament, limited edition hoodies, famous streamers
Nov 27, 2018
Cautious Carlsen Sends World Championship Match to Tiebreakers
Carlsen and Caruana finish 6-6 after 12 classical games completed
Nov 26, 2018
Ultra-violence fails to Break the London Deadlock
Caruana and Carlsen draw tenth game to stay tied at 5-5 in World Championship match
Nov 22, 2018
Caruana Piles on the Pressure But Fails to Break Carlsen
World title match remains tied after eighth consecutive draw.
Nov 19, 2018
Carlsen Hangs on in Game 6
The World Champion, Magnus Carlsen and challenger Fabiano Caruana tied at 3-3 at half time in the World Championship match in London
Nov 17, 2018
Lichess4545 league anniversary tournament
Join us in celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the Lichess4545 league, with a 6 hour long 15+15 tournament - November 17th starting 17:00UTC!
Nov 16, 2018
YouTube video drama erupts during World Championship
Also! A Chess game!
Nov 14, 2018
Lichess London Meetup on the 24th November
Meet the Lichess team in London!
Nov 13, 2018
No progress towards a winner in London after game 3
Another long game with no winner.
Nov 12, 2018
Tense World Championship game 2 ends in a draw
Caruana's opening preparation delivers
Nov 11, 2018
Caruana survives game 1 of the 2018 Chess World Championship
Marathon game ends after 115 moves
Nov 10, 2018
Magnus Ascendant in Titled Arena 8
A dominant victory for the World Champion.
Oct 27, 2018
Titled Arena 8
The 8th Lichess Titled Arena!
Oct 10, 2018
Minh Le wins Titled Arena 7
Previous winner Carlsen finishes 3rd
Sep 8, 2018
Titled Arena 7
The 7th Lichess Titled Arena!
Aug 31, 2018
7-piece Syzygy tablebases are complete
Use the world's first free 7-piece tablebase on Lichess!
Aug 19, 2018
Crazyhouse World Championship Candidates
Meet the Crazyhouse Candidates
Aug 16, 2018
Carlsen restores order in Lichess Titled Arena 6
Aug 6, 2018
Lichess Montréal Meetup 2018 Report
The Lichess community meets IRL.
Jul 29, 2018
Titled Arena 6!
The Lichess Titled Arena returns for the 6th time!
Jul 16, 2018
Horde Deathmatch: svenos vs. StubenFisch
A Legendary Horde Match
Jul 13, 2018
Lichess Meetup: Montreal, July 28th
A Community Event
Jul 2, 2018
Deathmatch: Penguin vs. Paco
Two Titans Battle it Out
May 9, 2018
Welcome Lichess Bots
A new way to play chess
May 8, 2018
GM Andrew Tang Wins Lichess Titled Arena 5
World Champion Magnus Carlsen's dominating winning streak comes to an end
May 5, 2018
GM Andrew Tang Defends Humanity Against Leela Chess Zero
The new AI puts on an extremely strong performance against the human Grandmaster
Apr 23, 2018
Announcing Lichess Titled Arena 5
The Lichess Titled Arena returns with a $3,600 prize pool!
Apr 19, 2018
GM Andrew Tang vs Leela Chess Zero
How strong is the new artificial intelligence called Leela?
Apr 17, 2018
Improving your chess with Interactive Lessons (and some new Practice content)
Apr 15, 2018
Lichess Study and Our Favorite User-Created Content
Analyzing and studying chess with Lichess
Apr 14, 2018
GM Magnus Carlsen wins fourth consecutive Lichess Titled Arena
The craziest finish yet
Apr 12, 2018
Deathmatch: GM Tang - FM Rozman
GM Andrew Tang takes on FM Levy Rozman in an epic battle to the death
Apr 10, 2018
Our Favourite Open Source Chess Websites
Because sharing is caring
Mar 28, 2018
A Challenger for Magnus Decided in Berlin
Caruana finishes strong
Mar 27, 2018
Caruana Wins to Set Up Chaos on the Final Day
Caruana, Mamedyarov, Karjakin and Ding all could still win
Mar 26, 2018
Lichess Titled Arena 4
The Lichess Titled Arena returns with a $3200 prize pool!
Mar 25, 2018
Karjakin Takes the Lead in Round 12 of the Candidates
Suddenly, more than half the field still in contention.
Mar 24, 2018
Karjakin Catching up Fast in Round 11 of the Candidates
Caruana still in the lead
Mar 23, 2018
Caruana and Mamedyarov Battle for the Lead in Round 10
Meanwhile, Kramnik plays a beauty.
Mar 22, 2018
Caruana Still on top After Round 9
Meanwhile, Kramnik has another bad day.
Mar 20, 2018
Kramnik Falters in Round 8 of the Candidates
Caruana maintains the lead
Mar 19, 2018
Caruana Takes The Lead In Round 7
We're halfway done in Berlin
Mar 18, 2018
Mamedyarov Joins The Leaders In Round 6
Mamedyarov and Caruana tied for the lead
Mar 16, 2018
Kramnik toppled by Caruana in 4th round of Candidates
A cruel finish after six hours
Mar 15, 2018
Aronian and Grischuk steal the show
No change in the leader board after round 5
Mar 15, 2018
Candidates in the Kühlhaus
A rocky start for the organizers
Mar 13, 2018
Kramnik Triumphant in Round 3 of the Candidates
The former World Champion leads the field in Berlin.
Mar 13, 2018
Developer update: 275% improved game compression
Storing games efficiently with move ordering heuristics and Huffman coding
Mar 12, 2018
Grischuk returns to form in the second round of Candidates 2018
One step closer to finding a challenger for Magnus!
Mar 11, 2018
Caruana, Kramnik and Mamedyarov victorious on first day in Berlin
Fierce action in the 2018 Candidates Tournament
Mar 10, 2018
Magnus Carlsen wins third consecutive Lichess Titled Arena
Bullet chess brings the world's best to lichess
Mar 2, 2018
Third Annual Lichess Meetup and Hackathon
A round up and summary of the third annual Lichess meetup, hackathon, and chess tournament
Feb 27, 2018
Lichess Titled Arena 3
The Lichess Titled Arena returns with a $2200 prize pool!
Feb 17, 2018
2nd Crazyhouse World Championship
2nd Crazyhouse World Championship
Feb 8, 2018
Pseudonymous Magnus Carlsen Wins 2nd Titled Arena
The world's best player returns to claim the throne
Jan 19, 2018
Join the Lichess Streamer Community
Taking chess streaming to a whole new level!
Jan 6, 2018
Lichess Variant Revolutions
24-hour prize tournaments for every variant!
Jan 3, 2018