Titled Arena 8

The 8th Lichess Titled Arena!

Early last September, IM Minh Le (mutdpro) won the 7th Lichess Titled Arena, can he defend his new crown this month? The next Titled Arena will take place on October 26th. The prize fund this month is $1125, since Magnus gave his 3rd prize back.

As is now tradition, the tournament will be preceded by a Warm Up Arena, open to all players on Lichess (with a minimum of 20 rated bullet games).
Bravo Caruana !
Bella partita. Mi è piaciuto innanzitutto l'ultimo terzo dello scontro in cui da una situazione apparentemente pari è riuscito a mettere sempre più in difficoltà la posizione del re del suo avversario. Aveva occasione di imboccare la strada di un finale con un pedone in vantaggio e lui invece ha preferito la parità di materiale con il gioco attivo dalla sua parte. Bello averlo visto giocare cosi.
Carlson lo sta aspettando in novembre. Io mi sono già sbilanciato... :-)
Sarà un bello scontro, a novembre...


Crossing fingers for our boys! :)
Games could be followed here: https://lichess.org/broadcast

ps Impressive! Daniele Vocaturno drawed against Mamedyarov in round 2!

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well... it could be worse..
..it could be raining...
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 ultima modifica: Sat, 08 Sep 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Minh Le wins Titled Arena 7

Previous winner Carlsen finishes 3rd

Vietnamese IM Minh Le (mutdpro) defeated a very strong field of 226 players to win the Lichess Titled Arena 7. Le opened up a lead of 10 points by the end of the tourney but the fighting for the final spots was fierce up until the final moments. Finishing second was Armenian GM Zaven Andriasian (Zaven_ChessMood) who had a very strong showing in his first Titled Arena. Finishing third was former Titled Arena Champion and current World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen, (ManWithAVan) who was running late and played the tournament from his phone .

 ultima modifica: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Titled Arena 7

The 7th Lichess Titled Arena!

It's been a month since GM damnsaltythatsport (Magnus Carlsen) reclaimed the most important throne by winning the sixth Titled Arena, and now it's time for the next one! Since Magnus donated his prize back, the winner takes home $1000 this time! At fashionably late notice, the next Titled Arena will take place Friday, September 7th.
Ah tu dici che Caruana non ha possibilità? Io mi stavo un po' ricredendo, visti i risultati dei recenti tornei. Comunque vederemo :)

Vedere lo streaming di qualche commentatore, come ad es ChessNetwork, è impressionante, perché vedi come i GM capiscano al volo cose che io ci metto una settimana a intuire! =)
ah dimenticavo, Carlsen ha partecipato, solo che cambia account ogni volta...
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Aggiungo che Carlsen (che sembra aver partecipato da un'auto o qualcosa del genere, secondo le leggende che circolano e quindi da un mobile/tablet, con i conseguenti problemi per un torneo bulle) è arrivato terzo!


 ultima modifica: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
7-piece Syzygy tablebases are complete

Use the world's first free 7-piece tablebase on Lichess!

Congratulations to Bojun Guo (aka noobpwnftw) and Ronald de Man (aka syzygy) for completing the first free 7-piece tablebase and generously sharing it with the world! Lichess now provides online access on the analysis board and in studies, practice against tablebases, a public API and a mirror for downloading the full tablebase files.

 ultima modifica: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Crazyhouse World Championship Candidates

Meet the Crazyhouse Candidates

(Authors: okeizh and LegionDestroyer; editor: FischyVishy)

2018 marks the second iteration of the Crazyhouse World Championship (CWC) organized by chess variants pioneer FischyVishy on https://lichess.org. The inaugural championship in 2017 saw 8 Candidates qualify for a Candidates Tournament (results displayed courtesy of crosky).

 ultima modifica: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Carlsen restores order in Lichess Titled Arena 6

Carlsen dominates

GM Magnus Carlsen ("damnsaltythatsport") won his 5th Lichess Arena title by a comfortable 20-point margin. He gained revenge for a disappointing showing in the previous edition. Finishing second was GM Daniel Naroditsky ("RebeccaHarris"). Third was GM Oleksandr Bortnyk ("Night-King96"). Fourth was IM Vincent Rothuis, who is the only non-GM to consistently compete for a prize in these events. Fifth place, and the final prize, was won by a single point. GM Ashkat Chandra just barely edged out GM Andrew Tang who took his turn having a bad tournament after spectacularly conquering the field last time.

 ultima modifica: Sun, 29 Jul 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Lichess Montréal Meetup 2018 Report

The Lichess community meets IRL.

Yesterday the Lichess team hosted a public meetup in Montreal. It took place at the scenic Mount Royal Park. These events have been getting steadily more popular and this was the biggest one yet. Many thanks to everyone who participated!
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 New Castle (Map) 
it seems that Magnus Carlsen, the current World Chess Champion, is joining the Lichess titled arena #6!
Lichess Titled Arena 6: Standard 1+0 rated #3ImmfhBr
3 players compete in the Aug 4, 2018 Lichess Titled Arena 6. 1+0 rated games are played during 120 minutes. Winner is not yet decided.

Carlsen's account is https://lichess.org/@/DrDrunkenstein

Have fun!
@Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno already around the world for summer holidays? ;)
Ciao !
Sono rientrato l'altro ieri. Finite tutte le vacanze d'estate, passate un po in Italia, un po all'estero.
Si torna a lavorare !!

Prossimamente ti va un'alta partita?
Mais avec plaisir! Bentornato!

 ultima modifica: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Titled Arena 6!

The Lichess Titled Arena returns for the 6th time!

In May, GM Andrew Tang won the Lichess Titled Arena 5 tournament, and took home the 1st prize of $3,000. In total, 232 titled participants competed for a prize pool of $3,600. It was the first Titled Arena won by a player other than Magnus Carlsen. Watch the 5th Titled Arena with commentary by IM Christof Sielecki (ChessExplained) here.

After a short Summer Break, we are now announcing the Lichess Titled Arena 6, which will take place on Saturday, August 4th.

 ultima modifica: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Horde Deathmatch: svenos vs. StubenFisch

A Legendary Horde Match

This Friday, July 13, a Horde match will take place at 18:00 UTC. The match will be contested between svenos, a French FM who has been rated as high as 2826 in Horde, and StubenFisch, a young chess player who is one of Horde’s most active (and perennial top 3!) players and probably the “face” of Horde. The match format will be as follows:

2x 15+10 4x 10+0 6x 5+0 10x 3+0 15x 1+2 5x 1+0

 ultima modifica: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:00:00 +0200  
Lichess Meetup: Montreal, July 28th

A Community Event

Do you want to hang out with other Lichess community members? Meet the Lichess team and convince them to implement bughouse? Find your way to Montreal on the afternoon of Saturday, July 28th. Bring a chess set and clock or just hang out with food and drinks available. We will be meeting at the picnic tables near Smith House in Mount Royal park from 2pm to 5pm. Stay tuned to Lichess social media for updates and a back-up plan in case of rain.

Please RSVP with the Facebook event if possible
HU Art Sound (2)HU Art Sound (2) ha scritto il post Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:04:43 +0200
A Play In A Chess (2002)Immagine#art by Georgy #Kurasov http://www.kurasov.com/

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I just discovered this open source app on F-droid that might be easy to adapt to complement the Hubzilla Chess addon.

AlaskaLinuxUser / app_JustChess
JustChess - a chess playing app featuring the JustChessEngine. https://thealaskalinuxuser.com


@The passed pawn Inn+
@Hubzilla Chess+
It's so cool to see this OpenWebAuth in action on something other than the Hubzilla webpages in a browser! I can log in to my channel's primary hub with username/password, then use the /rmagic endpoint of a remote hub to seamlessly authenticate to that remote hub and subsequently access private content (in this case a chess game history where I'm the player whose channel lives on an independent hub).

@Mike Macgirvin the response to a successful remote authentication via /rmagic is HTML text whether the auth succeeds or fails, and a session cookie is obtained in either case too. Is there a way to get a JSON response with a true/false message of some kind? I actually did this already in the chess addon, where I created a chess/login endpoint for the local channel so that I could return a JSON success status. To do this I duplicated and simplified the include/auth.php code. This is obviously not ideal and I'm probably missing an existing endpoint.

// API: /chess/login // Authenticate to hub case 'login': require_once('include/auth.php'); $verify = account_verify_password($_POST['username'], $_POST['password']); if ($verify && $verify['account']) { $channel = $verify['channel']; $account = App::$account = $verify['account']; $_SESSION['account_id'] = App::$account['account_id']; $_SESSION['remember_me'] = 1; App::$session->new_cookie(31449600); // one year $_SESSION['last_login_date'] = datetime_convert(); authenticate_success($account, $channel); json_return_and_die(array('status' => true)); } else { json_return_and_die(array('errormsg' => 'Authentication failed', 'status' => false)); }
I don't know exactly what you're trying to do so I don't have a good answer. If I was in that situation I would try to re-use the existing login code, because include/auth.php already processed the login and there's no need to do it twice. Basically if $_POST['auth-params'] === 'login' , somebody tried to login (this is handled by the system long before calling your module); and if local_channel() is false, they failed.
You're right. I should be able to just check if local_channel() returns true in the chess/login endpoint function and return that boolean in the JSON format the Android app needs. I don't know what I was thinking.

I will still encounter a similar situation when using /rmagic or /magic for remote auth, because the app will receive a response body in HTML format and a header including a session ID regardless of the success or failure of the authentication attempt. Perhaps I could add a check for a request header specifying return content type JSON to the /magic class?
ManuelManuel ha scritto il post Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:06:05 +0200
Francesc Capdevila Max: Trampantojo

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