lichess • Free Online Chess

4.4
141K reviews
5M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

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
- Unlimited opening explorer
- Endgame tablebase explorer
- Play with 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!

Just like https://lichess.org, this application is open source and free software (GPL v3). It is entirely free and without ads, now and forever.

Source code of the mobile application: https://github.com/veloce/lichobile
Source code of the website and server: https://lichess.org/source
Updated on
Apr 14, 2022

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4.4
141K reviews
Andrew Sherman
April 12, 2022
Lichess is awesome. The app? Not awesome. Will often show I am connected to games without actually being connected, a huge problem in bullet when you lose 1/6 of your time "waiting" for your opponent's move. Recent update has created a new issue -- when up significant material the screen can lock up on you trying to resize itself to show captured pieces, a ridiculous way to lose on time.
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Austin Critchfield
March 18, 2022
The desktop pc browser version of lichess is perfect. The experience there would easily be 4 stars. The problem is the mobile app isn't good. I've lost 2 games tonight on time (I would have lost anyway even without this problem, but still) because I move my piece on my screen but the server doesn't register the move on time so it undoes the move that on my screen was clearly played in time. It's extremely frustrating. The mobile version isn't good. Stick to desktop.
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Daniel Arthurs
January 22, 2022
In the past I had trouble with the over the board feature but after I got a new phone it worked flawlessly, but now out won't let me play against the engine, this is upsetting because I'd like to be able to play against level 8 stockfish as black but it will start moving my pieces after a few moves. Then it just won't play any more. It used my rook to capture my king once. I hope all the bugs can get patched out. Other than that though it works excellently
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What's new

We continuously update the application with new features, improvements and bug fixes.

Release versions and more informations are available at:
https://github.com/veloce/lichobile/releases