I have recently found out about a new chess variant called antichess. I was wondering how to get better at it. Are there any opening moves or strategies in antichess that might help beginners in this chess variant better learn the game? If so, please explain in detail.

  • Do a google search, antichess, aka losers chess, has been solved.
    – Herb
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 2:12
  • @Herb Wolfe What do you mean it has been 'solved'?
    – jkl3699
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 2:14
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    Just that, it's been solved. e3 is a forced win for white, while about a dozen other first moves lose for white, according to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losing_Chess
    – Herb
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 3:19

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A strategy that I use when trying to get better at antichess is to open up your bishops. Once you to that, you are able to get your opponent in a pawn trap, making them continuously attack your pieces.


Watch for your opponent’s weaknesses and prevent your pieces from being able to clear through your opponent’s pieces. Opening up your bishops is usually a bad thing, as your opponent can use your bishop to win.

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