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 f5
Clock started on 12/21/2010
2. exf5 g6 3. fxg6 hxg6 4. Ba6 Rxh2 5. Rxh2 bxa6 6. Qh5 gxh5 7. Rxh5 c5 8. Rxc5 Qc7 9. Rxc7 Nf6 10. Rxd7 Nbxd7 11. f4 Ne5 12. fxe5 e6 13. exf6 Bg7 14. fxg7 e5 15. d4 exd4 16. c3 dxc3 17. Nxc3 Bh3 18. Nxh3 Kd7 19. a4 a5 20. g8=Q Rxg8 21. Bf4 Rxg2 22. Bd6 Rxb2 23. Nd1 Kxd6 24. Nxb2 Kc5 25. Rb1 Kb4 26. Kd2 Ka3 27. Kc3 Ka2 28. Rg1 a6 29. Nf4 Ka3 30. Nh3 Ka2 31. Nf2 Ka3 32. Nc4+ Kxa4 33. Nxa5 Kxa5 34. Nd3 Ka4 35. Nb2+ Kb5 36. Na4 Kxa4 37. Rg4+ Kb5 38. Ra4 Kxa4
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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