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. c3 e5
Clock started on 12/22/2010
2. a3 Bxa3 3. bxa3 a5 4. a4 b5 5. axb5 c6 6. bxc6 dxc6 7. Rxa5 Rxa5 8. f4 Qxd2+ 9. Kxd2 exf4 10. Qa4 Rxa4 11. c4 Rxc4 12. Na3 Rxc1 13. Kxc1 Bh3 14. gxh3 f3 15. exf3 c5 16. Bb5+ Nc6 17. Bxc6+ Kd8 18. Nc4 Nf6 19. Ne2 Nd5 20. Bxd5 Kc7 21. Bxf7 Rg8 22. Bxg8 Kc6 23. Bxh7 g6 24. Bxg6 Kd5 25. f4 Kxc4 26. f5 Kb3 27. f6 c4 28. Nd4+ Kb4 29. f7 c3 30. Nb5 Kxb5 31. Bc2 Kc5 32. f8=Q+ Kc4 33. Qc5+ Kxc5 34. h4 Kd4 35. h5 Kc4 36. h6 Kb5 37. h7 Kc6 38. h8=R Kc5 39. h4 Kc6 40. h5 Kc5 41. h6 Kb4 42. Rb8+ Kc4 43. h7 Kc5 44. h8=R Kc4 45. Rb5 Kxb5 46. Ba4+ Kxa4 47. R1h4+ Kb3 48. Ra4 Kxa4 49. Ra8+ Kb3 50. Ra2 Kxa2
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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