lichess • Free Online Chess


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 in all variants
- Endgame tablebase explorer for standard chess and atomic chess
- 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 Kings: race to the eighth rank to win.

Just like, this application is open source, and respects user freedom. It is entirely free and without ads, now and forever.

Learn more about lichess philosophy:
Source code of the mobile application:
Source code of the website and server:

Big thanks to the volunteers behind this app:
- Vincent Velociter (lead dev)
- Renaud Bressand (design)
- Thibault Duplessis (dev)
- Sébastien Renault (dev of native stockfish plugin)
- Mark Henle (dev)

Check out the app page on, and follow us on twitter for updates:
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What's New

Bug fix in 5.4.1:
- fix puzzle retry bug (always loading same puzzle)

New features in 5.4.0:
- offline training: batches of 50 puzzles are automatically downloaded and synchronised when you are online, and available to play when you are offline
- autolink private messages
- idle detection: the phone screen will go back to sleep after 1h of inactivity
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Additional Information

February 20, 2018
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Requires Android
4.4 and up
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