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Description

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 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-free
Source code of the mobile application: https://github.com/veloce/lichobile
Source 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
- Sebastien Renault (dev of 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

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Strategy

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Total Ratings

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550
4
89
3
66
2
56
1
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Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Mar 04, 2015 (over 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Sep 14
2020
(Current)
Version 7.5.0

New features:
- tournament chat room
- new bullet/ultrabullet icons
- new trophies icons
- new translations
- add tournament eastern color
- update maestro piece set
- add governor piece set

Bug fixes:
- fix scroll momentum on iOS 12
- fix tournament game counter
- better request rate control on client side to avoid hitting rate limit on server side

Aug 26
2020
Version 7.4.0

New feature:
- practice with computer on analysis screen

Bug fixes:
- Fix plural translations on some languages
- Fix loading of puzzles while having a bad network connection
- Fix status bar style in light background
- Fix chess960 castle when move confirmation is on
- Fix stockfish level 1 very difficult
- Fix study share menu
- Fix home number of players and games not shown on first launch

Jul 12
2020
Version 7.3.0

New features:
- allow to join team battle tournament from url

Bug fixes:
- fix broken links in homepage tournament entries
- fix duplicate friends entries
- fix unresponsive study chapter button
- fill in missing dates in rating graphs
- don't allow playing or analysing from unplayable editor position

Jun 07
2020
Version 7.2.0

New features/improvements:
- added maestro, dubrovny, tatiana and fresca piece sets
- updated translations
- distinguish tournaments by colour as in lichess website

Bug fixes:
- fix premature flagging of OTB clock
- fix app unresponsiveness after changing OTB clock to 'None'
- fix cardinal piece lag
- remove featured game from home as it may cause API rate limit issues
- fix translation plural issue

May 20
2020
Version 7.1.0

New features/improvements:
- new piece themes 'pixel', 'staunty', 'cardinal'
- new board themes
- add a rook castle settings to choose between moving the king 2 squares or to the rook
- standalone clock now displays milliseconds when on low time
- lighter app package since now board themes are downloaded only if selected

Bug fixes:
- fix app crash when having an open challenge along with correspondence games in the menu
- fix app crash when using advanced search
- fix game menu orientation change
- fix deep links
- remove black spot from splash screen
- fix standalone clock sound effects

Mar 29
2020
Version 7.0.5

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

Feb 26
2020
Version 7.0.2

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

Feb 11
2020
Version 7.0.1

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

Feb 06
2020
Version 7.0.0

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

Sep 26
2019
Version 6.3.0

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

Sep 16
2019
Version 6.2.0

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

Jun 12
2018
Version 6.0.0

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

Apr 19
2018
Version 5.6.1

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

Apr 14
2018
Version 5.6.0

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

Apr 02
2018
Version 5.5.0

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

Mar 22
2018
Version 5.4.2

Improvements / bug fixes:
- added an option to change clock position (left or right)
- replaced chat icon blinking with a badge of unread messages number
- improved puzzle offline feature information
- improved loading times of opening explorer
- highlight current move in ongoing game analysis
- fixed puzzle rating lag bug
- fixed puzzle replaying bug
- fixed new opponent bug, randomly changing from rated to unrated games
- fixed OTB takebaks in timed games
- fixed board freeze upon returning from offline game to analysis
- fixed extended search on iOS 10

Feb 18
2018
Version 5.4.0

New features:
- 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

Bug fixes:
- fix blank settings screens on iOS 10.x
- fix bug where app would override user preferred language
- fix offline OTB clock takeback bug: clock is now correctly switching sides
- fix game menu formatting

Dec 20
2017
Version 5.3.1

- Fix standalone clock orientation
- Unregister from push notifications when logging out of the app
- Add shield tournament info

Dec 04
2017
Version 5.3.0

New features and improvements:
- iPhone X support
- new home page: find game quickly and see featured tournaments
- OTB game now has an integrated clock
- new piece set 'riohacha'
- Rapid time control
- keep puzzle finished state when going back to puzzle from analysis
- remove premove alerts
- highlight user title in user profile

Bug fixes:
- fixed broken tournament creation
- fixed stockfish skill much too strong for low levels
- fixed loading preferred language based on device settings
- reduced correspondence clock size too big with some languages
- put back notes access in analysis

Nov 04
2017
Version 5.1.3

- fix application not working on iOS 10

Oct 26
2017
Version 5.1.2

Fix incoherent moves in analysis move list

Oct 25
2017
Version 5.1.0

New feature:
- zen mode: hide players name and rating during play

Improvements & bug fixes:
- add game expiration timers before the start of a tournament or lobby game
- fix extra time (adding 15 seconds) not seen after adding
- fix share PGN in analysis
- fix puzzle graph for tablets
- allow now to surrender a puzzle when started

Oct 10
2017
Version 5.0.1

Bug fixes:
- fix unwanted game creation after putting app in background and resuming
- fix lost connection and game state that would not sync after resuming app from background
- fix premove setting that had no effect
- other small bug fixes

Improvement:
- now link to game analysis from which puzzle was extracted after puzzle is done

Oct 07
2017
Version 5.0.0

Major analysis screen rewrite:
- view is now splited in several tabs like 'game infos', 'move list', 'computer analysis', 'opening explorer' to make better use of space
- move list in now inline
- improved local computer evaluation: multi-line analysis, better stability
- new feature: learn from your mistakes. See your mistakes and try to find the best move with engine approval
- new graphics to better see the shape of the game: computer analysis and move times

Other improvements:
- 2 more push notifications in corres. games: draw offer and takeback
- many UI/UX improvements
- many other improvements and bug fixes

Sep 05
2017
Version 4.15.0

New features:
- swipe gestures have been added: you can now swipe to open the left menu, or to change tab in tournaments screen

Bug fixes / improvements:
- fixed stuck variant in previous mode in offline games
- many other small bug fixes and improvements

Jun 19
2017
Version 4.14.0

New features:
- hyperbullet 15'' new time setting

Bug fixes/improvements:
- fix app hang at startup bug when switching language to hebrew
- improved lag compensation
- cancelling draw offer is now disallowed like in the website
- show last training rating in rating graph
- display piece ghost when dragging piece
- account creation now require email confirmation
- it is now possible to continue against local AI/OTB from crazyhouse and three-check analysis positions

May 29
2017
Version 4.13.0

New features/improvements:
- Ability to import OTB games directly to lichess
- You can now see who is speaking in spectator chat
- Timeline is displayed before leaderboard on home
- Removed Google Analytics
- More visible user games filters dropdown

Bug fixes:
- Fix encoding in tournament page

Apr 29
2017
Version 4.12.2

- Fix pieces not displaying in game history list
- Fix inbox messages not displaying new lines

Apr 17
2017
Version 4.12.0

New features:
- advanced game search
- crazyhouse offline AI opponent & analysis restored (it was previously disabled due to instability issues)
- Autocomplete username in compose message form
- Better endgame positions in board editor

Improvements/fixes:
- charts improvements
- fix enpassant captured pieces display
- other bug fixes

Feb 21
2017
Version 4.11.0

- Improved existing dark and light themes
- 7 new background themes: try them out!
- Ability to create and join private tournaments
- bug fixes

Feb 01
2017
Version 4.10.3

- Improve display of opening in analysis; show opening dynamically depending on the position
- Show complete opening in thematics tournaments
- Fix board coordinates in over the board screen
- Various other bug fixes in TV and analysis screens

Jan 26
2017
Version 4.10.0

NOTICE: due to its instability, this version does not have the local crazyhouse engine. We're working on the problem.

New features/improvements:
- quick game setup
- challenge friend from position
- link to master games from opening explorer
- past games list now shows mini-board and recall its scroll position
- chat is now multiline
- antichess tablebase explorer
- new analysis layout for better readability, even for crazyhouse
- new board editor layout and improved interface
- analysis replay speed improvement
- perf graphic in variant stat screen

Bug fixes:
- fix shuffled move order found sporadically in analysis mode
- fix crazyhouse drop interpose against checkmate in analysis
- fix computer best move promotion suggestion
- pagination in followers/following screens
- many other bug fixes in analysis screen

Dec 02
2016
Version 4.8.0

New features:
- AI and analysis now handle crazyhouse and antichess variants, in both online and offline modes
- Variant selector in empty analysis screen
- Atomic endgame tablebase
- Better import feature: imported games are now saved and you can ask for an analysis
- Spectator chat
- Push notification warning when time is low in a correspondence game
- Link to reset password page
- Endgame positions in board editor
- OTB board coordinates on both sides

Bug fixes:
- Analysis do not get stuck anymore
- Fix detection of server disconnection during online play
- Other bug fixes in analysis screen

Oct 24
2016
Version 4.7.0

New features:
- Private messages: you can send and receive messages, view your inbox and get a push notification on new message
- Option to show piece symbol in moves list

Fixes/improvements:
- Fix standalone stage clock
- Improve local evaluation speed when possible by a factor of 2 or 4 (based on device number of CPU cores)
- Improve local evaluation: depth, nodes per second

Oct 18
2016
Version 4.6.1

- Increase board size in ipad portrait view (fix last version)
- Fix crazyhouse replay scroll

Oct 17
2016
Version 4.6.0

New features:
- Show TV on friends list when friend is playing
- Enhanced ipad view
- Enhanced chat spam protection

Bug fixes:
- Fix clock freeze issue
- Fix analysis replay jump bug
- Fix analysis share PGN feature
- Fix player search
- Standalone clock is now accurate with sub second precision
- Fix push notifications sound & vibration settings

Oct 08
2016
Version 4.5.5

- fix push notifications on iOS 10

Oct 03
2016
Version 4.5.0

- push notifications for correspondence games!
- fix iOS 10 black screen on startup
- general improvement of performance
- 3 variants added to offline AI & analysis
- add server ping time and move latency
- clock: ability to set handicap
- switching networks don't lose connection anymore
- improved performance of opening explorer & endgame tablebase
- improved offline game from position setup
- fixed playing with a friend by url
- fixed challenges not received on some circumstances
- other small user interface improvements
- many bug fixes

Jul 16
2016
Version 4.4.0

- New opening explorer available in analysis mode!
- Server computer analysis now available with move annotations and evaluation summary.
- Crazyhouse support in analysis board and over-the-board games
- It is now possible to choose side for casual online game seeks
- Fix crazyhouse piece drop in correspondence games.
- Landscape style fixes
- More bug fixes

Jul 05
2016
Version 4.2.2

- Crazyhouse is now available to online games!
- Fixed the tournament countdown clock during game
- Fixed board editor
- Fixed some back button behavior
- Standalone clock home and refresh buttons are now disabled while the clock is running

Jun 30
2016
Version 4.1.0

- New standalone clock for over-the-board games
- All communications to lichess server now use a secured connection
- Stockfish upgrade
- Option to magnify piece during drag
- Bug fixes

Jun 05
2016
Version 4.0.1

- Fix home when not logged in

Jun 03
2016
Version 4.0.0

- Tournaments are now available!
- Kid mode
- Add timeline to home page (it replaces the featured game)
- Replaced stockfish engine with a native stockish much more performant: analysis evaluation should be real fast now
- Improved evaluation best move with arrows on board
- 2 more variants for offline AI: King of The Hill and Three-checks!
- Recover from network issues in puzzle, to avoid won puzzles marked as failed
- More bug fixes

May 02
2016
Version 3.0.2

- Fixed landscape ipad analysis view
- Fixed offline games replay bugs
- Fixed analysis from editor

Apr 27
2016
Version 3.0.0

- Replaced AI engine with Stockfish
- Offline games supports now multi-variants. AI supports Chess 960 and OTB supports all variants already available online!
- Analysis supports all variants too
- List of friends is now always available. You can challenge them any time
- You can import game in PGN format in analysis board
- Many other improvements
- Many bug fixes

Mar 15
2016
Version 2.11.0

New analysis feature! You can:
- analyze offline games, against AI and over the board
- analyze online games for standard variant
- explore variations and nested variations
- use local computer evaluation to evaluate position and find best move

Analysis works fully offline. You still need an acces to Internet to fetch online games data to analyze them.

Mar 03
2016
Version 2.10.1

- Fix game seek popup not showing in some screens
- Fix top right board icon freeze bug
- Fix sending URL invitation challenges
- Don't display too much error messages in homepage when network is bad
- Improve request loader feedback visibility
- Many style improvements
- More bug fixes

Feb 26
2016
Version 2.10.0

- New home page with featured game, puzzle of the day and top players of the week
- Mark cheaters in game screen and user profile
- Fix errors that prevent some buttons to work

Feb 20
2016
Version 2.9.0

- Persistent challenges for correspondence games
- Member only option when seeking a casual game
- Many new settings, including privacy settings and move confirmation settings
- Find new opponent directly after game end
- More visible clocks
- New time options: 1/2 and 3/4 minutes
- New computer variant: 3-checks
- New variant: Racing Kings!
- Better replay buttons
- Statistics information for each variants in user profile page
- Correspondence offline mode: you can review games while offline

Nov 30
2015
Version 2.3.0

- New board editor and possibility to play games from custom position
- New Symmetric pieces set, designed for over-the-board games
- Improved PGN export of offline games
- Some UI improvements and bug fixes

Oct 12
2015
Version 2.2.0

- Training section
- New light background theme
- Players TV
- Computer TV channel

Aug 20
2015
Version 2.1.0

- Share PGN option for online games
- Move confirmation
- Bug fixes

Jul 06
2015
Version 2.0.0

- see online friends
- challenge a player
- user profiles and played games list
- leaderboard
- find players
- support landscape mode
- screens are now also optimized for tablets
- buttons have now long press handler: try to rewind a game to the start with a long press (and more)
- add option to change language
- offline games improvements: they now supports stalemate, three-fold and draw detection
- new board and icon sets
- many bug fixes

May 02
2015
Version 1.5.0

- Invite a friend
- Lichess TV
- New variant: horde
- Atomic explosions
- Bug fixes

Apr 07
2015
Version 1.4.0

- Share PGN and game links
- UI improvements
- Bug fixes

Mar 25
2015
Version 1.3.0

- New board and piece themes
- Sound alarm when time is low
- Bullet games with initial time at 0
- Bug fixes

Mar 13
2015
Version 1.2.0

- Offline AI mode with Breaking Bad Characters opponents!
- Rating range filter for game creation
- Bug fixes

Mar 03
2015
Version 1.1.0

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