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. e4 b5
Clock started on 12/22/2010
2. Bxb5 g6 3. Bxd7+ Qxd7 4. d4 Qxd4 5. Qxd4 f6 6. Qxa7 Rxa7 7. Na3 Rxa3 8. bxa3 f5 9. exf5 gxf5 10. g4 fxg4 11. Nf3 gxf3 12. Bh6 Bxh6 13. Rg1 c5 14. Rxg8+ Rxg8 15. c4 Bh3 16. Rc1 Bxc1 17. Kd1 Bxa3 18. Kc2 Nc6 19. Kb3 Bc1 20. Ka4 Kd7 21. Kb5 Rb8+ 22. Kxc5 Nd4 23. Kxd4 e5+ 24. Kxe5 Bf4+ 25. Kxf4 Kc6 26. Kxf3 Bg4+ 27. Kxg4 h5+ 28. Kxh5 Rb3 29. axb3
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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