A Win with Black
In my Saturday morning mail was a notice that I'd won another correspondence chess club tournament game.
After my Black Queen captured his White Queen at 24...Qxd4 White resigned from our game giving me the victory by default. He was right to do this. After losing his Queen he had only one major piece left in his army, that lonely Rook on the f1 square. My Black army, on the other hand, had five major pieces including my Queen, the Bishop pair, and a Knight. With my overwhelming material advantage, checkmating his King was inevitable.
Our board at game's end is pictured above, and our move record below:
1.e4 d6 2.Bc4 e6 3.Qe2 a6 4.d4 b5 5.d5 bxc4 6.Qxc4 Nf6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Nc3 Rg8 10.g3 Bg7 11.dxe6 Bxe6 12.Qe2 Nc6 13.O-O-O Qe7 14.f3 O-O-O 15.Qxa6+ Kd7 16.Nb5 Nb8 17.Qa7 Rc8 18.Ne2 Bc4 19.Nxd6 Bxe2 20.Nxc8+ Kxc8 21.Rd4 Rd8 22.Re1 Bxf3 23.Rxd8+ Qxd8 24.Qd4 Qxd4 0-1
And the adventure continues.