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Technically this is a game, just seems more fitting for an off-topic. Thought this was a cool video, there's going to be endless videos like this obviously where the intelligence of a computer just fucking smashes the human brain, and I love watching them.

edit: he did a sequel to the above video


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They recently had a code update: https://lichess.org/blog/XMvcJSwAADkA0hPE/lichess-v2-is-here, I find it amazing that the website works equally well regardless of the device.

I also love and admire their anti advertisement attitude:


Why is Lichess called Lichess?

Lichess is a combination of live/light/libre and chess. It is pronounced lee-chess.

Live, because games are played and watched in real-time 24/7; light and libre for the fact that Lichess is open-source and unencumbered by proprietary junk that plagues other websites.

Similarly, the source code for Lichess, lila, stands for li[chess in sca]la, seeing as the bulk of Lichess is written in Scala, an intuitive programming language.



About lichess.org

lichess.org is a free/libre, open-source chess server powered by volunteers and donations.

In 2010, Thibault Duplessis began work on Lichess as a hobby project. The site was simple at the beginning, not even checking to see if moves were legal. He made the site open source, which means anyone is free to read the source code and make contributions. Gradually, the site improved and collected users as an enthusiastic volunteer staff assembled to help Thibault build and maintain the site.

Today, Lichess users play more than a million games every day. Lichess is one of the most popular chess websites in the world while remaining 100% free. Most “free” websites subsist by selling ads or selling user data. Others do it by putting all the good stuff behind paywalls. Lichess does none of these things and never will. With no investors demanding profits, Lichess staff can focus on improving the site as their only goal. (...)

Most websites (but not Lichess) are infested with ads and trackers. We recommend installing a free, open source malware blocker.


4 hours ago, AlexM said:

Lichess looks amazing. I need to practice up.


Also I took a brief look at the programming code for it on github. Even the code is super elegant :)

Indispensible practice material:
Basics: https://lichess.org/learn#/
Tactics: https://lichess.org/practice

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On 10/24/2020 at 9:33 AM, FMPONE said:

been playing more of this :D I might be the worst player ever, but it's fun! also playing against humans is WAY better than getting my ass kicked by the computer. humans make mistakes haha

I'm also the worst player ever, do you have a named account? If so we should play some time. It would be nice to stand a chance :D

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5 hours ago, AlexM said:

I'm also the worst player ever, do you have a named account? If so we should play some time. It would be nice to stand a chance :D

on chess.com? ive been playing a fair bit lately, i'll link it in this thread soon

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2 hours ago, FMPONE said:


golly gee willickers, chess is a tough game........................... let's play again soon :D

Haha yeah, game makes my brain into a pretzel. I'm off for another 2 weeks so I got all the time in the world :D

I'll send you a long term game too. Sort of like those games where you leave a board on the desk and whenever a co-worker walked by they would take a move.

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