lichess • Online Chess 4+

thibault duplessis

Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free



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
- 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! 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 your king 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)
- Sebastien Renault (dev of stockfish plugin)
- Mark Henle (dev)

Check out the app page on, and follow us on twitter for updates:

What’s New

Version 7.16.0

Improvements and bug fixes:
* Scale promo piece size relative to screen width
* Added Anarcandy chess pieces
* Fix iOS 15 audio when using headphones
* Correct the route for study chapters
* Added current number of move to the chess clock ui
* Use haptic engine in local AI game
* New translations

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Lentemern ,

Just one issue keeping it from being perfect.

Lichess is far and away the best chess site out there. Free computer analysis, puzzles, croud-sourced studies; it has it all, and all while being completely transparent and open source. I have no issues with Lichess itself. However, there is one annoying issue with the app. If I close the app without fully shutting it down, I will be unable to connect to Lichess when I return to it. The only way to fix it is to restart the app completely, which can be a pain. I did not experience this on my old iPhone 6. It only became an issue when I upgraded to the iPhone 12 mini that I use now.

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I love this app but I wish developers would make some kind of method where it would check to make sure the player is still engaged in the game. People will literally be losing and instead of them resigning like an decent chess player they would just let the clock time out to 0 in hopes that somewhere along that time their opponent would just quit because they become impatient in waiting for the player to make a move. My suggestion is to make a button that would send a prompt to the opponent asking them if they are still there and the opponent has a set amount of time to respond, for example 3 minutes. If they don’t respond then the game will automatically be forfeited. If they do respond then they have a set amount of time to make a move afterwards. It’s TROLLING when they have no intentions on making a move and they’re completely relying on their opponent to simply quit because they actually want to play and not willing to wait 15 minutes for the time to run out. Please make a change so the TROLLING comes to a STOP!!

hegel1755 ,


I have been using this app for years, overall good application, lot of players from every corner of the planet, lot of tournaments for all strength levels, however the main shortfall of the application is timing.
Players over 2400 strength gain time after each move, it looks like the apps is programmed to favor these players. On the other hand In tournament levels weak players gain tremendous time during the game and you see players at 2200 or more strength loosing on time against a player at 1600 strength. This is so ridiculous when you a player at master level loose on time continuously against a weak player. When you play to a player more or less at your strength the time is about right. Developers need to fix this issue, on short games time is essential. I do have extremely high speed internet connection with no lag at all, so saying this has to do with internet connection has no ground to be based upon. Other than this playing long time games like 10 minutes or more you shouldn't have any issue.

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