The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. For example, it looks like you can't post comments. I will look into that in the morning.

The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Michael Davis.

Davis Variation of Suicide Chess

Michael D. Davis wrote,

"In this game, you win by being the first to checkmate (as usual), or by
being the first to lose your queen, rooks, knights, and bishops.  If the
game ends  with a checkmate and the destruction of the opponent's said
men, the checkmate overrules."