Another Black Win
It took 61 darned moves, but I finally won this Correspondence Chess game with the Black pieces after my opponent playing White resigned.
He and I had knocked off all of each others' major pieces and we were left with only Kings and pawns. Over on the right side of our board, as pictured above, I had effectively blocked his pawns. And on the left side of the board my King was patiently ushering a group of Black pawns down to White's King row where I would promote at least one of them to a Queen. Then I would force an eventual Checkmate.
It might take many more moves to end this game by checkmate, but it would happen eventually. There was nothing he could do to prevent it. He was right to resign when he did.
The position of pieces on our board at game's end is above, and our full move record is below:
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d6 3. d5 Ne5 4. Be2 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. Nf3 O-O 8. Nxe5 dxe5 9. Bg5 c6 10. dxc6 bxc6 11. Bd2 c5 12. O-O Bb7 13. Bf3 Ba6 14. Re1 Rb8 15. b3 h5 16. Na4 Nd7 17. c4 Rc8 18. Nc3 Nf6 19. Qc1 Bb7 20. Rd1 e6 21. Bg5 Qa5 22. Bd2 Bc6 23. Bh6 Kh7 24. Be3 Rfd8 25. Kf1 Rxd1+ 26. Nxd1 Rd8 27. Qc2 Bh6 28. Qb2 Bxe3 29. Nxe3 Qc7 30. a4 Bxe4 31. Bxe4 Nxe4 32. Qc2 Nd2+ 33. Ke2 f5 34. Rd1 Ne4 35. f3 Ng3+ 36. Kf2 h4 37. Nf1 e4 38. Nxg3 hxg3+ 39. Ke1 exf3 40. gxf3 f4 41. Rd2 Rxd2 42. Qxd2 e5 43. Kf1 Qb7 44. Qb2 Qxf3+ 45. Kg1 Qh5 46. Kg2 Qf5 47. Qc3 Kh6 48. Qf3 Qc2+ 49. Kg1 Qh2+ 50. Kf1 Qxh3+ 51. Ke2 Qh2+ 52. Kf1 a5 53. Ke1 Qg1+ 54. Ke2 Qf2+ 55. Qxf2 gxf2 56. Kxf2 g5 57. Kf3 Kh5 58. Kg2 g4 59. Kf2 Kh4 60. Kg2 f3+ 61. Kf2 e4 0-1
And the adventure continues.
- by Roscoe