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.
Clock started on 12/4/2010
1. b4 c5 2. bxc5 Qb6 3. cxb6 axb6 4. Ba3 Rxa3 5. Nxa3 d6 6. g4 Bxg4 7. e3 Bxd1 8. Rxd1 b5 9. Bxb5+ Nc6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Nb5 cxb5 12. Nf3 g5 13. Nxg5 h5 14. Nxf7 Kxf7 15. h4 Nh6 16. a4 bxa4 17. e4 d5 18. exd5 e6 19. dxe6+ Kxe6 20. d4 Bc5 21. dxc5 Rd8 22. Rxd8 Ng8 23. Rxg8 Ke5 24. Rd8 Kf5 25. Rd6 a3 26. O-O a2 27. Ra1 Kg4 28. Rxa2 Kxh4 29. Rg6 Kh3 30. c4 Kh4 31. Rd2 Kh3 32. Re6 Kg4 33. f4 Kxf4 34. Re4+ Kxe4 35. Rd4+
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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