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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

  • by Roscoe

Sunday 06/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 06:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 09:30 – K of C Public Pro Life Rosary • 10:00 – Mass at STM • 19:00 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum.

Diet: • 07:30 – 1 fresh orange • 11:45 – big buffet meal at Golden Corral • 18:45 – ½ pb&j sandwich • 19:45 – small dish of ice cream

Chores, etc.: • 11:45 – took Sylvia out to dinner at Golden Corral after Mass • 14:00 – help Sylvia repair KofC Papal flag • 15:00 – listen to NASCAR Race • 19:30 – watching STTNG on Pluto TV • 21:00 – watch local news and weather

Chess: • 18:30 – have moved in all pending CC games

Posted 06/Jun/2021 ~ 22:00 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

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Saturday 05/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 06:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 08:15 – Mob Mentality – a Virtue Signal • 10:45 – Mk 12:38-44 • Noon – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: • 08:30 – corned beef salad on brown bread and butter • 11:00 – steamed vegetables

Chores, etc.: • 09:00 – KofC communication
• 10:30 – The Untold Story – a Dinesh D'Souza podcast • 15:30 to 21:30 – a full day of doing K of C Honor Guard work at the Cathedral

Chess: * no chess work today

Posted 05/Jun/2021 Nearly Midnight Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

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Friday 04/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 06:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 16:15 – Mk 12:35-37 • 21:00 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Friday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet: • 07:00 – bowl of oatmeal • 10:30 – Arby's Roast Beef sandwich • 14:00 – Adobo with chicken, pork, livers, and rice. • 15:00 – chocolate ice cream

Chores, etc.: • 06:50 – <Behind the Mask – a Dinesh D'Souza podcast • 15:30 – email and phone correspondence with KofC officers • 16:00 – A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villiany • 16:30 – The Fauci Fallacy, etc.: – a Crossroads conversation with Joshua Philipp • 18:00 – KofC work, build Installation of Officers Invitation document • 19:15 – MLB TV, White Sox vs Tigers

Chess: • 19:30 – moved in all pending GK CC games

Posted 04/June/2021 ~ 22:30 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

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Thursday 03/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 05:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 09:30 – Mk 12:28-34 • 21:00 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Thursday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet: • 06:50 – bowl of oatmeal • 09:00 – mashed potatoes • 12:00 – steak • 15:00 – corned beef on brown bread and, cooked bananas and • 20:00 – chocolate milkshake

Chores, etc.: • 06:10 – The China Syndrome – a Dinesh D'Souza podcast • 07:20 – Dateline Philippines – for 03 June • 08:00 – ordered a grocery delivery online • 08:15 – reset billing preferences for many online/streaming services • 08:30 – NTD News • 11:30 – watch old game shows • 15:00 – tuned into the radio call of this afternoon's Rangers vs Rockies game • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 20:15 – MLB TV, White Sox vs Tigers

Chess: • 11:00 – register for new ICCF tourney • 15:45 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 03/Jun/2021 ~ 21:30 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

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Wednesday 02/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 04:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 15:30 – Mk 12:18-27 • 17:45 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Wednesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: • 06:50 – bowl of oatmeal, Whataburger cheeseburger • 12:50 – big bowl of stew • 17:00 – 1 Whataburger hamburger sandwich

Chores, etc.: • 05:30 – set up new bank account, link to others appropriately • 07:20 – China Nuclear Threat – Crossroads with Joshua Philipp • 10:00 – yard work • 12:00 – fill weekly pill boxes • 15:45 – Have a Little Moral Reduction – Bill Whittle's Right Angle • 16:00 – Newsmax TV • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:40 – tuning into the radio broadcast of tonight's Ranger vs Rockies game

Chess: • 14:40 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 02/Jun/2021 ~21:00 Central Time #blog #CentralTime

  • by Roscoe

Tuesday 01/Jun/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 06:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 10:00 – Individuality – a Virtue Signal • 11:45 – Mk 12:13-17 • 19:45 – Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: At the suggestion of Fr. John Fullerton, I'll be adding this prayer to my nightly devotions every day during the month of June. • 21:00 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Tuesday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Diet • 06:50 – bowl of oatmeal • 10:30 – bowl of stew • 17:45 – 1 peanut butter sandwich • 20:30 – large chocolate milk shake

Chores, etc.: • 06:30 – Market Edge – financial news from the Philippines • 07:15 – Dateline Philippines – June 01, 2021 • 10:15 – start the weekly laundry • 11:00 – Military Whistleblowers, etc. – Crossroads with Joshua Philipp • 12:00 – watch old game shows • 15:00 – KofC correspondence • 18:00 – local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:30 – tuned into the radio broadcast of tonight's Rangers vs Rockies game

Chess: • 16:45 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 01/Jun/2021 ~ 21:30 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Monday 31/May/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 05:30 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 06:30 – Grief • 07:30 – Lk 1:39-56 • 12:00 – Mass at St. Luke's • 21:00 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Monday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Joyful Mysteries.

Diet: • 06:45 – bowl of oatmeal • 14:00 – Big buffet meal, took Sylvia to Golden Corral • 20:00 – grape jelly sandwich on brown bread

Chores, etc.: • 07:00 – Our “Global Heartland” • 07:45 – The DNA of Democrats – a Dinesh D'Souza podcast • 11:30 – Arrive early at St. Luke's for 4th Degree work • 12:45 – Retiring the Flag Ceremony w. 4th Degree Knights • 18:00 local news and weather • 18:30 – Wheel of Fortune • 19:30 – Classic Doctor Who

Chess: • 16:00 – moved in all GK CC games • 17:15 – moved in all pending ICCF games

Posted 31/May/2021 ~ 21:15 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Sunday 30/May/2021

Prayers, etc.: • 08:45 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel * 10:00 – attended Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church • 21:30 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Sunday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: • 08:50 – 2 glazed doughnuts • 11:40 – ½ chicken salad sandwich • 13:00 – pancakes, sausage, ham, hash browns, steak • 17:00 – bowl of stew

Chores, etc.: • 11:45 – Home from Mass in time to catch the start of the Indianapolis 500 • 15:45 – picked up branches that fell in the back yard during the last big wind • 17:00 – following the 600-mile NASCAR Race • 19:00 – turned off FOX coverage of the race. Far too many commercial interruptions. • 20:00 – listen to Dan Bongino's Friday podcast

Chess: • 14:00 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 30/May/2021 ~ 21:45 Central Time #blog #DailyNotes

  • by Roscoe

Saturday 29/May/2021 – listed and logged

Prayers, etc.:

• 08:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 20:40 – Mk 11:27-33 • 21:10 – The Hour of Vespers according to the Traditional Catholic Breviary: Bible readings, prayers, and meditations for 29 May, Ember Saturday in Pentecost • 21:20 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity; and The Saturday Prayers of the Association of the Auxilium Christianorum. • Tonight's Five Decades of the Rosary before bed will be the Glorious Mysteries.

Diet: • 08:30 – 2 chicken salad sandwiches on brown bread • 14:00 – BIG iHop breakfast/brunch, omelet and many pancakes

Chores, etc.: • 08:15 – pay bills online (PF, RF, CPS) • 10:00 to 14:30 – driving around trying to find an iHop without a terribly long line waiting to be served, finally settling on one, eating, them driving home. • 14:45 – watching Spring League Football • 17:45 – update paper planner and note cards. • 18:00 – watch local news and weather • 18:30 – an old ep. of Wheel of Fortune • 19:00 – Svengoolie • 21:30 – listen to the Radio call of tonight's Rangers vs Mariners game

Chess: • 17:30 – moved in all pending CC games

Posted 29/May/2021 ~ 22:00 Central Time #blog #DailyList

  • by Roscoe

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