How to play Losing Chess (aka: Suicide Chess, Antichess, Giveaway)

Learn the rules to the Chess variant: Losing Chess (also called: Suicide Chess, Antichess, Giveaway) quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules. For a refresher of the original Chess rules, check out this video:

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The object of the game is to be the first player to lose all their pieces. If a capture is available to you, you must take it. If you have multiple captures available to you, then you pick which one one to take. There is no check or checkmate, the King may be captured like any other piece and may expose itself to capture. You are not allowed to castle and a pawn is allowed to promote to a king. If the game ends in a stalemate because a player has no legal moves, then that player wins. The game is a draw if the players agree, you reach the 50 move rule, move repetition, or it is impossible for someone to win.


  1. One board, 32 pieces, countless variations of game.

  2. This is the meaning of " I can't lose if losing is my objective "

    Context:- I used to call it "killer chess" but could not find anything online

  4. sacrifice all piece take all to win and stalemate winner

  5. Oh yes my queen! and my rooks bishops knights pawns and king, keep taking them.

  6. forgot to comment on this video so, uhh here

  7. This was called as "perdigana" in our country

  8. I love your chess variant videos. Have you ever considered or would be interested to make a video covering something like Tamerlane Chess, or perhaps other larger or older variants of the game?

  9. Is it me or is his eye in the start of the vid bugging out

  10. Other Losing Chess Nicknames (Courtesy, the comments)
    Got to take Chess
    Chess but the elos are negative
    Killer Chess
    Chess for those who are bad at chess
    Low Elo Chess
    Chess but 100 elo
    Losers Chess

    Dont Thank Me, Thank The Comments

  11. The rules are the same as chess, except for these changes. To win, you have to lose.

  12. I used to play this all the time. We always played that the king needed to be last to die

  13. Excellent short description of the rules! For more advanced strategies, games and interviews with top antichess players feel free to check out our channel too.

  14. I played this kind of chess with my mother years ago, but you could capture at will and you win if you capture all of your opponent’s pieces.

  15. Imagine a youtuber say:
    Hey guys! I want to giveaway a giveaway

  16. I want to play this but the object of the game is to be the last to run out of pieces

  17. So this is essentially checkers but if you wanted to lose the game.

  18. finally something i can actually win against someone

  19. I played this but the king can still be checked but the king can't go to check.
    You also can't check the king if you don't take any piece. The king also can't take any piece.
    The goal is to make the opponent checkmate you. This often results into draws though.

  20. i hate this variant. i am so bad at it and can't find a strategy to win

  21. And he sacrificed……THE ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!

  22. Now Gothamchess can say: "And then he sacrificed….THE KINNNNNG!"

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