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. Plase show us different Antichess Openings for White and Black

  2. suicide chess I don't like it it's bad

  3. 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.

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

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

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

  7. finally something i can actually win against someone

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. I want to see a Stockfish version of this game

  12. Antichess.
    King Pawns Opening : Bongcloud Gambit, Accepted variaton.

  13. Martin: 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

  14. The getting stalemated to win rule would only be logical if the original chess made it that you won if you put your opponent in stalemate. ♟

  15. your video should be demonetized because of s word please
    like.. ooficide?

  16. I feel cheated. Everytime I played chess as a kid, people told me capture was obligatory if possible.

  17. Not so fun fact: Of white’s 20 legal opening moves in this, 13 are known to be forced wins for black.

  18. Played this as a teenager a LONG time ago

    Except we played all the normal rules of chess including castling and we could not capture the king and you won if you had only the king left (i.e. first to get down to the king won)

  19. I had a similar idea today, but requiring smarter planning. Normal Chess rules apply, with no changes or exceptions, including the following:
    – Castle is allowed
    – Checks and mates are in the game
    – You cannot force a check on your King, and must defend it at all costs if under the check

    The player who gets checkmated wins. Good luck!

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