Mini loser's tourney, just three players!

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move)
This game is being played under Loser's Chess rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. e3
Clock started on 7/30/2004
1... b5 2. Bxb5 c6 3. Bxc6 Nxc6 4. b4 Nxb4 5. a4 Nxc2+ 6. Qxc2 Qb6 7. Qxc8+ Rxc8 8. Ra3 Rxc1+ 9. Ke2 Rxg1 10. Rxg1 Qxb1 11. Rxb1 g6 12. Rc3 a5 13. Rb4 axb4 14. a5 bxc3 15. dxc3 e6 16. Kd1 Bb4 17. cxb4 Ne7 18. f3 Nc8 19. a6 Nb6 20. g3 Na4 21. b5 Nb2+ 22. Ke1 Nd3+ 23. Kf1 Nf4 24. gxf4 g5 25. fxg5 f6 26. gxf6 Rg8 27. a7 Rg4 28. fxg4 h5 29. gxh5 d5 30. e4 dxe4 31. a8=B Kd7 32. Bxe4 Kd6 33. Kf2 e5 34. h6 Kd7 35. h7 Kc7 36. f7
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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