King's Loser's Tournament

'Blitz' (5 days + 12 hours/move, max 15 days)
This game is being played under Loser's Chess rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. e3 e6
Clock started on 11/15/2010
2. b4 Bxb4 3. Nc3 Bxc3 4. dxc3 d5 5. Qxd5 Qxd5 6. Bb5+ Qxb5 7. c4 Qxc4 8. e4 Qxa2 9. Rxa2 Na6 10. Rxa6 bxa6 11. Bh6 gxh6 12. Ne2 Rb8 13. c3 Rb4 14. cxb4 a5 15. bxa5 Ne7 16. e5 f6 17. exf6 O-O 18. fxe7 Rxf2 19. Kxf2 e5 20. Nd4 exd4 21. g4 Bxg4 22. Rd1 Bxd1 23. e8=Q+ Kg7 24. Qg8+ Kxg8 25. Kg1 Bf3 26. Kf2 Be2 27. Kxe2 d3+ 28. Kxd3 h5 29. Kc4 c6 30. Kc5 a6 31. Kxc6 Kf7 32. Kb6 Ke6 33. Kxa6 Kd6 34. Kb6 Kd7 35. a6 h4 36. a7 h6 37. a8=Q Ke6 38. Qd5+=

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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