A Win with White
My opponent playing Black and I had gotten ourselves into an extremely bottled up situation (see the above graphic of our board at game's end) in this rated club game. We both had significant armies of equal size, but neither of us had a positional advantage. For either of us to break through the other's defense, the attacking army would have to sacrifice important material, giving the defender a major advantage.
Fortunately for me, my higher rated opponent simply stopped playing. He let his clock run out, giving me the win today by default.
Our full move record is below:
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 e6 7. O-O Bd6 8. a3 h6 9. Re1 O-O 10. Nb5 Be7 11. b3 a6 12. Nc3 b5 13. b4 Bd6 14. g3 e5 15. e4 dxe4 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 exd4 19. Qxd4 Re8 20. Bb2 f6 21. Qd5+ Kh8 22. Qf7 Rf8 23. Qg6 c5 24. Re4 Rc8 25. Rd1 Qb6 26. Rg4 Rc7 27. Rd5 1-0
And the adventure continues.
- by Roscoe