And Another Win With Black
Just as my month of March ended with a won correspondence chess game, so too does my month of April begin. Yesterday, on April 1st, my opponent playing White resigned this game to me after my 41...b2, giving me the win with Black by default.
He was right to surrender. He could see that on my next move I was going to promote the b-pawn to a Queen, making my already overwhelming material advantage even greater.
Our board at game's end is shown above, and our full move record below:
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d6 3. Bb5 Bd7 4. d5 Ne5 5. Bxd7+ Qxd7 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Nf3 h6 8. Nh4 O-O-O 9. a4 g5 10. Nf5 e6 11. dxe6 fxe6 12. Nd4 d5 13. exd5 exd5 14. a5 a6 15. O-O Ne4 16. f3 Nxc3 17. bxc3 Bc5 18. Kh1 Rhe8 19. Ne2 Rg8 20. Ng3 Rgf8 21. Ba3 Bxa3 22. Rxa3 Nc4 23. Rb3 Ne3 24. Qd4 Nxf1 25. Qa7 c6 26. Nxf1 Rfe8 27. Qf2 Kb8 28. h3 Qd6 29. Ng3 c5 30. Nf5 Qf4 31. Nxh6 Qc1+ 32. Kh2 Re1 33. Qg3+ Ka7 34. Qf2 Rc8 35. g3 Qe3 36. Qg2 c4 37. Ng4 Qe7 38. Nh6 cxb3 39. Nf5 Qe2 40. Nd4 Qxg2+ 41. Kxg2 b2 0-1
And the adventure continues.
- by Roscoe