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 d5
Clock started on 12/22/2010
2. Ba6 Nxa6 3. e4 dxe4 4. Nf3 exf3 5. Qxf3 Qxd2+ 6. Kxd2 f5 7. Qxb7 Bxb7 8. b3 Bxg2 9. Nc3 Bxh1 10. f3 Bxf3 11. Ne4 fxe4 12. b4 Nxb4 13. Rb1 Nxc2 14. Kxc2 h5 15. Rb8+ Rxb8 16. Bh6 Rxh6 17. a3 Rb2+ 18. Kxb2 c5 19. a4 Rb6+ 20. Ka3 Rb3+ 21. Kxb3 c4+ 22. Kxc4 e5 23. Kb5 Nf6 24. Ka6 Bc5 25. Kb7 Nd7 26. a5 e3+ 27. Kc7 Bb7 28. Kxb7 Nb8 29. Kxb8 e2 30. Kc7 e1=R 31. Kc6 Rc1 32. a6
Black defaulted

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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