Election Night Special

'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move)
This game is being played under Loser's Chess rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. e3
Clock started on 5/7/2005
1... d5 2. Ba6 Nxa6 3. e4 dxe4 4. d3 exd3 5. Qxd3 Qxd3 6. cxd3 Bh3 7. gxh3 e6 8. Bh6 Nxh6 9. b4 Nxb4 10. Na3 Nxa2 11. Rxa2 Bxa3 12. Rxa3 Ng4 13. hxg4 f5 14. gxf5 exf5 15. Rxa7 Rxa7 16. h3 Ra1+ 17. Ke2 Rxg1 18. Rxg1 Rf8 19. Rxg7 h5 20. Rxc7 f4 21. Rxb7 f3+ 22. Kd2 h4 23. d4 Rf7 24. Rxf7 Kxf7 25. Kd3 Ke6 26. Kc4 Kd6 27. Kd3 Kd5= 28. Ke3 Ke6 29. Kxf3 Kd5 30. Ke3 Kd6 31. Ke4 Ke6 32. d5+ Kd6 33. f3 Kd7 34. Ke5
White win


Ever feel like winning is too much work? Then try losing! In Loser's chess you must try to get checkmated, or else lose all of your pieces! How hard is that? Try it and see.

This is less popular, but interesting, variant of Suicide.

 

1. Game rules

The game is played with standard chess pieces, starting from standard chess initial position. The pieces move and capture as in standard chess. Castling is allowed.

The aim of the game is being checkmated (in standard chess sense), or losing all the pieces (except the king).

The following rules are in place:

  • you are not allowed to put own king under the check,
  • if your king is under the check, you must react; if it is possible - by taking the opponent piece, if not - in any way you like,
  • if you have legal capture, you must make it; if many captures are possible, you can choose which one to make.

The rules are applied in order given above (so it is more important to escape from check, than to capture).

A draw is by agreement, not by 3-fold repetition or the 50 moves rule.

Stalemate is a win for the stalemated player.

 

2. Game hints

While the game shares many concepts with Suicide, it is noticeably different. Your king will remain alive and active until the very end of the game! King sacrifice is not possible, and while calculating the cleanup maneouvres one must consider any checks happening in the process.

Beware of locked up pawns, loosing them can be untrivial task.

Natural way to win is to loose all the pieces (except king), forcing mate is very difficult.

 

3. Example games

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