Friday night checkmate

Friday night checkmate

Tonight I won this correspondence chess game with a Knight-pawn-Queen-Rook combination checkmate. My c6-Knight is the attacking piece. Black has nothing that can capture that Knight, and every possible flight square to which his King might try to escape is covered by that Knight, or by the pawns on the 4th rank, or by my White Queen, or by my a1-Rook. So... checkmate

The position of pieces at games end is pictured above, and our full move record is below:

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Bd2 Bd6 4.Nc3 Qe7 5.Nf3 b6 6.g3 Bb7 7.Bg2 Nf6 8.O-O Na6 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.e4 O-O-O 12. e5 Qe7 13.exd6 cxd6 14.Re1 f5 15.Ne2 h5 16.h4 Rdf8 17.Nf4 Rh6 18.a3 d5 19.Ne5 dxc4 20.Bxb7+ Kxb7 21. fg6 Qf6 22.Nxd7 Qf7 23.Ngxf8 Nb8 24.Qf3+ Ka6 25.Nxb8+ Kb5 26.a4+ Kb4 27.Nc6# 1-0

And the adventure continues.

Posted 22/Jan/2021 ~ 19:15 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #chess