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Lichess is a free and open-source Internet chess server run by a non-profit organization of the same name

Lichess website request errors

This graph shows Lichess errors and response times for the website over the past day. Website status and slowness is related to downtime for Lichess and errors for their site.

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This chart above shows Lichess error reports submitted in the past 24 hours (one day) compared to the recent average over similar days. The status of Lichess is marked as "down" when the number of reported errors is significantly higher than the average errors.

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Lichess is a free and open-source Internet chess server run by a non-profit organization of the same name. Users of the site can play online chess anonymously and optionally register an account to play rated games. Lichess is ad-free and all the features are available for free, as the site is funded by donations from patrons. Features include chess puzzles, computer analysis, tournaments and chess variants.

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What should I do if Lichess is unavailable?
If Lichess is UP but you can't load the page, here are some helpful troubleshooting steps:
Try refreshing your browser page or close any accompanying applications and retry opening them.
Check if access to Lichess is blocked
Access to Lichess may be blocked due to an antivirus or firewall configuration either on your own computer or phone or by an employer or network. Check for anti-virus programs or firewalls installed on your machine. Alternatively, try to use the website or app via another network like one on a mobile phone so you can access Lichess.
Clear browser cache and cookies
Try clearing your browser cache and cookies and change the IP address of the computer by disconnecting and reconnecting the internet. Then try to access Lichess again.
DNS Cache
To clear the DNS cache on your computer, look up instructions for your specific operating system online. Then try to access the Lichess site again.
Web Browser Plugins
If you are still having trouble accessing Lichess, you may try to disable web browser plugins (like ad-blockers) which may be interfering with access to Lichess