Another head-scratcher

A clock win

This morning I was notified by a club in which I play that I had won another game with the White pieces. And this is another victory that has me scratching my head and wondering: why? Black's army had stormed out after my conventional opening and launched a powerful attack on my Queen-side.

But then... he apparently let his clock run out, something pretty unusual given the very relaxed time-controls we were using, giving me the win here by default. And he had been playing such a strong game!

The position of pieces at game's end is above, and our full move record is below:

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nd2 d5 3. Ngf3 c5 4. b3 Nc6 5. Bb2 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nxd4 7. Bxd4 cxd4 8. Ndf3 Qa5+ 9. Nd2 Rc8 10. a4 e6 11. Nf3 Bxc2 12. Qc1 1-0

And the adventure continues.


Published on 11 September 2020, ~16:10 CDT, this is my post number 67/100/365 of the https://100daystooffload.com blogging challenge.

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