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. Na3 Rxa3 5. Bxa3 e5 6. Bxf8 Kxf8 7. g4 h5 8. gxh5 Rxh5 9. Bg2 Rxh2 10. Rxh2 d5 11. Bxd5 Bh3 12. Bxf7 Kxf7 13. Rxh3 g5 14. Rh4 gxh4 15. e4 Ne7 16. Nh3 Nd5 17. exd5 Nc6 18. dxc6 bxc6 19. Qf3+ Ke7 20. Qxc6 e4 21. Qxb6 e3 22. Qxe3+ Kf6 23. O-O-O Kf5 24. d4 Kg4 25. Qf3+ Kxf3 26. Rd3+ Kg2 27. Kd1 Kh2 28. Ke2 Kg2 29. f4 Kh2 30. c4 Kg2 31. a4 Kh2 32. Kf1 Kh1 33. f5 Kh2 34. f6 Kh1 35. f7 Kh2 36. f8=R Kh1 37. d5 Kh2 38. d6 Kh1 39. d7 Kh2 40. d8=R Kh1 41. Rg8 Kh2 42. c5 Kh1 43. c6 Kh2 44. c7 Kh1 45. c8=R Kh2 46. Ke1 Kh1 47. a5 Kh2 48. a6 Kh1 49. a7 Kh2 50. Rg2+ Kxg2 51. a8=Q+ Kh2 52. Rd2+ Kxh3 53. Rh2+ Kxh2 54. Qg2+ Kxg2 55. Rd2+ Kf3 56. Rg2 Kxg2 57. Rc2+ Kg3 58. Rg2+ Kxg2
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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