Checkmate by pawn

Mate by Pawn

I seldom post about it these days because my life away from the Internet is becoming WAY busier post-pandemic, but I still play chess every day. A lot of chess, every day.

A few days ago I won this game with the White pieces by trapping the Black King in what may be the first-ever-for-me pawn-pawn-King checkmate. As you can see in the graphic posted above, my 69. f7 was the kill shot, but every possible escape move by the Black King was covered by my e pawn or my White King.

The full move record of this game is below:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bd7 5. e3 e6 6. a3 Nc6 7. Bxc4 h6 8. O-O a6 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Nh7 11. h3 g5 12. Bd3 f5 13. Qh5+ Ke7 14. Bd2 Be8 15. Qf3 c6 16. Qe2 b5 17. a4 b4 18. Nb1 a5 19. e4 f4 20. f3 Qd4+ 21. Kh1 Qxb2 22. Bc3 Qb3 23. Bd4 Kf7 24. Bc4 Qxb1 25. Raxb1 c5 26. Ba1 Bxa4 27. Qa2 Bd7 28. Rfd1 Bc8 29. Qf2 h5 30. h4 a4 31. Rd6 Bxd6 32. Rd1 Be7 33. hxg5 Nxg5 34. Kg1 a3 35. Qa2 h4 36. Bxe6+ Bxe6 37. Qe2 Rhg8 38. Kf2 h3 39. Qf1 h2 40. Qh1 Rh8 41. Ke2 Bc4+ 42. Kd2 Rad8+ 43. Kc2 Be2 44. Rd2 Rxd2+ 45. Kxd2 Rh7 46. Kxe2 Ke6 47. Kf2 c4 48. g3 c3 49. gxf4 c2 50. f5+ Kf7 51. e6+ Ke8 52. Kg2 c1=Q 53. Qxc1 h1=Q+ 54. Qxh1 Rxh1 55. Kxh1 Nxf3 56. f6 Bf8 57. e7 Bh6 58. Kg2 Ne5 59. Bxe5 a2 60. Kf3 b3 61. Ke2 a1=Q 62. Bxa1 Bg5 63. e5 Kf7 64. Kd3 Bf4 65. Ke4 Bc1 66. Kd5 Ke8 67. Ke6 b2 68. f7# 1-0

Posted 07/Jun/2021 ~ 08:20 Central Time #blog #chess