A Win with White

White wins

I won this correspondence chess club tournament game earlier today when my opponent playing Black resigned after my d6 pawn placed his King in check. It wasn't quite checkmate yet, but that was only two moves away and he saw there was nothing he could do to stop it.

It would be a 5-piece combination checkmate when it happened involving: an attacking pawn protected by a Knight, and all possible flight squares covered by my Queen and both Bishops.

The position of pieces on the board when black resigned is above, and our full move record is below.

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nbd2 e6 4.a3 Bd6 5.c4 c5 6.g3 b6 7.e4 dxe4 8.Qe2 exf3 9.Qxf3 Qd7 10.Bg2 Nd5 11.cxd5 e5 12.dxe5 Qe7 13.Nc4 Kd7 14.O-O Qf8 15.Nxd6 a6 16.Bh3+ Ke7 17.Nxc8+ Kd8 18.Bg5+ Kc7 19.d6+ 1-0

And the adventure continues.

Posted 17/Mar/2021 ~ 21:00 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #chess