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In Losing Chess, the Ďloserí is actually the winner.††††† Losing Chess
is also known as:
- Suicide Chess
- Killer Chess
- Giveaway Chess
The rules below are those commonly used for Losing Chess.
opening set up is as in normal chess. All pieces move as in normal
chess (but see below for the King).
is compulsory. When a player can capture, but has different choices
to capture a piece, he may choose which piece to capture.
aim is to be in a situation where you canít move any more,
i.e. to have no pieces or to be stalemated
is no check or checkmate. The King plays no special role in the game,
and can be taken like any other piece.
promote as usual, but a pawn can promote to a King as well as a Queen
or any other piece.
is not allowed.
game is a draw in the case of mutual agreement, threefold repetition
and the 50-move situation, and also when a win is impossible.
Famous 'Losing Chess' Players
Magari (Firenze, 1934 - Siena, 1994): seven times AISE (Italian Association
of Chess) champion!
Kustrin (Italy): three times AISE champion.
Wood (England): Olympic champion
Remmel (Netherlands): 1st Unofficial World Champion (2001 Utrecht)
Liardet (Switzerland): 1998 Geneva Tournament winner, 2001 runner-up
on Losing Chess:††
Popular Chess Variants (Batsford Chess Books) by David
Pritchard. (£8.99 from Amazon Books)
Losing Chess Engine: †Giveaway Wizard†
aka† Losing Chess Wizard †from http://tim-mann.org/engines.html