Lost in Chesslation

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Loser's Chess rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. e3
Clock started on 9/7/2005
1... c5 2. Ba6 Nxa6 3. b4 Nxb4 4. Qg4 Nxc2+ 5. Kf1 Nxe3+ 6. fxe3 g6 7. Qxg6 fxg6 8. Ne2 e5 9. Nd4 cxd4 10. exd4 exd4 11. h4 Qxh4 12. Rxh4 Ba3 13. Rxh7 Rxh7 14. Nxa3 b5 15. Nxb5 Rb8 16. Nxa7 Rb6 17. Nxc8 d5 18. Nxb6 Re7 19. Nxd5 Re3 20. dxe3 dxe3 21. Nxe3 g5 22. g4 Nh6 23. Bb2 Nxg4 24. Nxg4 Ke7 25. Re1+ Kf7 26. Bg7 Kxg7 27. a4 Kg6 28. a5 Kh5 29. a6 Kxg4 30. a7 Kh3 31. a8=R g4 32. Rh8+ Kg3 33. Rh3+ gxh3 34. Re4 Kh2 35. Rg4 Kh1 36. Rg2 hxg2+
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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