Get Ready on Lichess.org

To get ready for the start of the chess season and playing on lichess.org, below is a video tutorial to help you get ready and be familiar with website.

Below are the written steps on getting an account setup and some basic features you should familiarize yourself with:

Create a Lichess.org Account

  1. Go to the www.lichess.org website
  2. Click “SIGN IN” on the top right of the main page
  3. Click “Register” on the bottom left of the Sign in box
  4. Type in a User name you’d like to use, a secure password and your e-mail address in the appropriate fields
  5. Read the terms of service and rules
  6. Use the sliders to accept the various policies
  7. Click “Register” at the bottom
  8. Check your e-mail (including junk mail and spam mail) to find the confirmation e-mail
  9. Click the confirmation link in the e-mail
  10. Your account is now created

Login to Lichess.org Account

  1. Go to the www.lichess.org website
  2. Click “SIGN IN” on the top right of the main page
  3. Type in either your e-mail or user name and your secure password in the appropriate fields
  4. Click “SIGN IN” at the bottom
  5. You are now logged in and are at the main play area of lichess.org

How to Challenge an Opponent

  1. Begin on the main play area of lichess.org or click “PLAY” from the top menu
  2. Click “PLAY WITH A FRIEND” on the right
  3. Ensure “Standard” is selected from the drop-down list beside “Variant”
  4. Ensure “Real time” is selected from the drop-down list beside “Time control”
  5. Click and hold the slider below “Minutes per side:” and move left or right until the proper minutes are selected (20 for official NSSCA events)
  6. Click and hold the slider below “Increment in seconds:” and move left or right until the proper increment seconds are selected (5 for official NSSCA events)
  7. Click the button of the black king if you are playing the black pieces or the button of the white king if you are playing the white pieces
  8. Type in the lichess user name that you are challenging in the “Or invite a lichess user:” box, found on the bottom right of the “Challenge to a game” box
  9. Click the appropriate user name from the drop-down list that appears
  10. You have now sent a challenge request to another lichess user

How to Accept a Challenge from an Opponent

  1. A notification window with a challenge request from an opponent will appear in the top right of the lichess.org website
  2. Hover the mouse over the challenge request
  3. Press the green checkmark to accept the challenge or the red “X” to decline the challenge

NOTE:  It is always a good idea to check that the challenge is from the correct opponent and that the time controls are correct.

Join Team Nova Scotia

  1. From any lichess.org page while logged in
  2. Hover the mouse over “COMMUNITY” from the top menu
  3. Click “Teams” from the drop-down
  4. Type in “Nova Scotia” in the search located on the right and hit ENTER
  5. Click “Team Nova Scotia” from the list
  6. Click “JOIN TEAM” on the left

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