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. h4
Clock started on 5/7/2005
1... b5 2. c4 bxc4 3. b3 cxb3 4. axb3 Ba6 5. Rxa6 Nxa6 6. b4 Nxb4 7. d3 Nxd3+ 8. exd3 f5 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Qxg6+ hxg6 11. g4 fxg4 12. d4 Rxh4 13. Rxh4 Bh6 14. Rxh6 Nxh6 15. Bxh6 e5 16. dxe5 Kf7 17. Bh3 gxh3 18. Nxh3 Qg5 19. Nxg5+ Kg8 20. Nf7 Kxf7 21. Bg7 Kxg7 22. e6 dxe6 23. Nc3 Re8 24. Nd5 exd5+ 25. Kd2 Re4 26. f4 Rxf4
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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