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. c3 a5
Clock started on 11/22/2010
2. Qb3 b6 3. Qxf7+ Kxf7 4. e3 b5 5. Bxb5 g5 6. Bxd7 Nxd7 7. Na3 e5 8. f4 Bxa3 9. fxe5 Nxe5 10. bxa3 Qxd2+ 11. Bxd2 Nd3+ 12. Kd1 Nf2+ 13. Kc1 Nxh1 14. g4 Bxg4 15. Nf3 Bxf3 16. h4 gxh4 17. c4 a4 18. e4 Bxe4 19. Rb1 Bxb1 20. Kxb1 h6 21. Bxh6 Nxh6 22. c5 c6 23. Ka1 Rhg8 24. Kb2 Nf2 25. Ka1 Nd1 26. Kb1 Rg3 27. Ka1 Rxa3 28. Kb1 Rxa2 29. Kxa2 Ng8 30. Kb1 Nf6 31. Kc2 a3 32. Kxd1 a2 33. Ke1 a1=R+ 34. Kd2 h3 35. Ke3 h2 36. Ke2 h1=R 37. Ke3 Rad1 38. Kf3 Rd6 39. cxd6 Nd7 40. Ke4 c5 41. Kf5 c4 42. Kf4 c3 43. Ke3 c2 44. Ke2 c1=R 45. Ke3 Rce1+ 46. Kd3 Nc5+ 47. Kc3 Nb3 48. Kxb3 Ra4 49. Kxa4 Rh4+ 50. Kb5 Rc4 51. Kxc4 Re7 52. dxe7
Black 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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