Rook-King Checkmate

Checkmate

My last correspondence chess win of April 2021 was a checkmate of the White King with my Black Rook on h2 delivering the final attack. As you can see by the position of pieces on our board at game's end, pictured above, the White King's only possible flight squares were blocked by my g5 Bishop, my h6 pawn, and my Black King on the h7 square.

Our full move record is below:

1. e4 d6 2. Bc4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 Nc6 5. d5 Ne5 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. dxe6 fxe6 8. Nf3 Bxb5 9. Nxb5 Be7 10. Ng5 O-O 11. Nxe6 Qd7 12. Nbd4 c5 13. Nxg7 Kxg7 14. f4 Neg4 15. Nf5+ Kh8 16. e5 dxe5 17. Qf3 e4 18. Qc3 Qxf5 19. O-O h6 20. b3 a5 21. Ba3 b6 22. Rae1 Kh7 23. h3 Nd5 24. Qd2 e3 25. Qe2 Nc3 26. Qf3 e2 27. Qxg4 Qxg4 28. hxg4 exf1=Q+ 29. Kxf1 Rxf4+ 30. Kg1 Bh4 31. Re3 Bf2+ 32. Kh2 Bxe3 33. Bb2 Bd4 34. Kh3 Re8 35. g3 Rf2 36. Bc1 Be3 37. Bb2 Ne2 38. a4 Ng1+ 39. Kh4 Bg5+ 40. Kh5 Rh2# 0-1

Posted 07/May/2021 ~ 10:00 Central Time #blog #Chess