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Play and create simultaneous exhibitions Unlimited Unlimited
Correspondence chess with conditional premoves Unlimited Unlimited
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Instant local Stockfish 9+ analysis Unlimited Unlimited
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Learn from your mistakes Unlimited Unlimited
Studies (shared and persistent analysis) Unlimited Unlimited
Chess insights (detailed analysis of your play) Unlimited Unlimited
All chess basics lessons Yes Yes
Tactical puzzles from user games Unlimited Unlimited
Opening explorer (34 million games!) Unlimited Unlimited
7 men endgame tablebase Unlimited Unlimited
Download/Upload any game as PGN Yes Yes
Advanced search through Lichess 800 million games Unlimited Unlimited
Chess video library Unlimited Unlimited
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Available in 80+ languages Yes Yes
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Online and offline games, with 8 variants Unlimited Unlimited
Bullet, Blitz, Rapid, Classical and Correspondence chess Unlimited Unlimited
Arena tournaments Unlimited Unlimited
Board editor and analysis board with Stockfish 9+ Yes Yes
Tactics puzzles Unlimited Unlimited
Available in 80+ languages Yes Yes
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