It was only fitting, I suppose,...


... that just as my chess-Friday ended by winning a cc game with a combination checkmate involving Knight, Queen, pawns, and a Rook, my chess-Saturday should end similarly.

The two games were played against different opponents, in different tournaments hosted by different chess clubs, but still... In the Saturday night checkmate it is my Rook that making the primary attack, but the Queen, Knight, and pawns all play their parts by sealing off any possible flight squares to which the Black King could try to escape.

The board at the end of the Saturday night game is pictured above, and its move record is below:

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nf3 h6 4.Bxf6 gxf6 5.h3 Nc6 6.e3 e6 7.a3 b6 8.Bb5 Bb7 9.O-O e5 10.dxe5 Bc5 11.Re1 O-O 12.b4 Nxe5 13.bxc5 Nxf3+ 14.Qxf3 d4 15.Qxb7 Qb8 16.Qf3 bxc5 17.Bc6 Qb2 18.Nd2 Qxc2 19.Bxa8 Rxa8 20.Qxa8+ Kg7 21.Ne4 f5 22.Ng3 dxe3 23.Nxf5+ Kg6 24.Nxe3 Qa4 25.Rec1 f5 26.Qg8+ Kh5 27.Nxf5 Qf4 28.Ng3+ Kh4 29.Qd8+ Qg5 30.Rc4# 1-0

And the adventure continues.

Posted 24/Jan/2021 ~ 09:50 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #chess