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 b5
Clock started on 11/30/2010
2. Bxb5 Ba6 3. Bxd7+ Qxd7 4. Qe2 Qxd2+ 5. Nxd2 Bxe2 6. Nxe2 e5 7. Nd4 exd4 8. exd4 Ba3 9. bxa3 Na6 10. a4 Nb4 11. a3 Nxc2+ 12. Kd1 Nxa1 13. Nb3 Nxb3 14. Re1+ Ne7 15. Rxe7+ Kxe7 16. Ke2 Nxc1+ 17. Kf3 a5 18. Kg4 g5 19. Kxg5 Rhg8+ 20. Kf5 Rxg2 21. d5 Rxh2 22. d6+ Kxd6 23. Kg5 Rxf2 24. Kh4 Rh2+ 25. Kg5 Rg8+ 26. Kf4 f5 27. Kxf5 Nd3 28. Ke4 Nf4 29. Kxf4 Rf2+ 30. Ke4 Re8+ 31. Kd4 Rc2 32. Kd3 Ree2 33. Kd4 h5 34. Kd3 h4 35. Kd4 h3 36. Kd3 h2 37. Kd4 h1=R 38. Kd3 Rb1 39. Kd4 Rbb2 40. Kd3 Kd7 41. Kd4 Rc4+ 42. Kxc4 Rb4+ 43. axb4 axb4 44. Kxb4 c5+ 45. Kxc5 Rc2+ 46. Kb4 Rc5 47. Kxc5
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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