An Uncomfortable Win
I won this correspondence chess game yesterday with the Black pieces when my opponent stopped playing and let his clock run out. Now, I'll take my wins however they come, but this game deserved a better ending.
White had a material advantage here. He and I had fought our way through a solid opening and an exciting middle game to this stage of the endgame. He was ahead by one major piece (his Knight) and two pawns. He'd have probably been able to checkmate me eventually, but there was a lot of chess to be played on this board before we reached that point. Sadly, that is some chess that will forever remain unplayed.
The position of pieces at game's end is posted above, and our complete move record is below:
1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bf4 e6 5.e3 Bd6 6.Bxd6 cxd6 7.Bb5 O-O 8.O-O a6 9.Bd3 g6 10.e4 dxe4 11.Nxe4 b5 12.Nxf6+ Qxf6 13.c3 b4 14.Qa4 Bd7 15.cxb4 Rfd8 16.Be4 a5 17.Bxc6 Ra7 18.Bxd7 Rdxd7 19.bxa5 e5 20.Rfd1 Re7 21.dxe5 dxe5 22.Re1 e4 0-1
And the adventure continues.
- by Roscoe