The Simple Queen Checkmate
I won this game playing White last night with peraaps the simplest, most basic checkmate possible. But it was so late at night when I pushed my Queen to the f8 square. I was almost ready to crawl into bed and far too tired to type up and publish a blog post. So ... here it is on Sunday morning.
Our board at game's end showing my attacking and well defended Queen on f8 and Black's poor defenseless King with no possible escape is above, and our full move record is below:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 e5 4. a3 exd4 5. Qxd4 Bd7 6. Qe4+ Be6 7. Ng5 Be7 8. Nxe6 fxe6 9. Qxe6 Nc6 10. e3 Nf6 11. Bxc4 Rf8 12. O-O Ne4 13. Qxe4 Qd7 14. Nc3 O-O-O 15. Be6 Qxe6 16. Qxe6+ Rd7 17. Nd5 Kd8 18. e4 Bc5 19. Be3 Rdf7 20. Bxc5 Re8 21. Qxf7 Rxe4 22. Qxc7+ Ke8 23. Qc8+ Nd8 24. Nc7+ Kf7 25. Qf5+ Kg8 26. Qf8# 1-0
And the adventure continues.