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. d3 g5
Clock started on 11/24/2010
2. Bxg5 e6 3. Bxd8 Kxd8 4. c3 Ba3 5. Nxa3 b5 6. Nxb5 Bb7 7. Nxa7 Rxa7 8. g3 Rxa2 9. Rxa2 Bxh1 10. Bg2 Bxg2 11. Ra6 Nxa6 12. e4 Bxe4 13. dxe4 Nb4 14. Qxd7+ Kxd7 15. cxb4 c5 16. bxc5 f5 17. exf5 exf5 18. g4 fxg4 19. Nf3 gxf3 20. c6+ Kxc6 21. b4 Kd6 22. b5 Ne7 23. b6 h6 24. b7 Ra8 25. bxa8=B Nc6 26. Bxc6 Kxc6 27. h4 h5 28. Kd2 Kd6= 29. Kd3 Ke6 30. Ke4 Kf6 31. Kxf3 Kg6 32. Kg3 Kh7 33. f4 Kh8 34. f5 Kh7 35. f6 Kh6 36. f7 Kh7 37. Kf4 Kh6 38. f8=Q+ Kg6 39. Ke5 Kh7 40. Ke6 Kg6 41. Qg8+ Kh6 42. Qg5+ Kh7 43. Qxh5+
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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