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... b5 2. Bxb5 Nc6 3. Bxc6 dxc6 4. Qg4 Bxg4 5. f3 Qxd2+ 6. Bxd2 Bxf3 7. gxf3 Nh6 8. Nc3 Ng4 9. fxg4 f5 10. gxf5 e6 11. fxe6 Ba3 12. bxa3 c5 13. e4 g5 14. Bxg5 Rd8 15. Bxd8 Kxd8 16. e5 Kc8 17. Nge2 c4 18. a4 a6 19. a5 c6 20. e7 Rf8 21. exf8=R+ Kc7 22. e6 h6 23. Rg1 h5 24. Rg7+ Kd6 25. Ne4+ Kxe6 26. Ng5+ Kd6 27. Ng3 Kd5 28. Nxh5 Kd4 29. Re7 Kc3 30. Rb1 Kxc2 31. Nf4 Kxb1 32. Rb8+ Kxa2 33. h4 c3 34. Kd1 c5 35. Nf3 c2+ 36. Kxc2 c4 37. h5 c3 38. Kxc3 Ka3 39. Nd4 Ka4 40. Nb3 Ka3 41. Nd3 Ka4 42. h6 Ka3 43. h7 Ka4 44. Ndc1 Ka3 45. Na2 Kxa2 46. Na1 Kxa1 47. h8=R Ka2 48. Rh1 Ka3 49. Re2 Ka4 50. Kd3 Kxa5 51. Rh5+ Ka4 52. Ra5+ Kxa5 53. Re5+ Ka4 54. Ra5+ Kxa5 55. Rb4 Kxb4
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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