White Win

Queen fork

I won this correspondence chess game earlier today when my opponent playing Black resigned after my 37.Qf5+. He was right to do this. My Queen had forked his King (hence the check) and his e4-Rook. After he moved his King out of check I'd have taken that Rook. Then he'd have been left with only one Rook and a very exposed King, while I had my Queen and my Rook pair and a well-defended King. Checkmate would then have come quickly and easily.

Our board at game's end is above, and our full move record below:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 b5 4. Nc3 c6 5. g3 Nf6 6. Bg2 a6 7. Nf3 Bg4 8. h3 Bh5 9. O-O e6 10. Re1 h6 11. Ne2 Nbd7 12. Nf4 Bd6 13. b3 Nb6 14. Nxh5 Nxh5 15. Ne5 Nf6 16. Nxc6 Qc7 17. d5 Qd7 18. dxe6 Qxe6 19. Nd4 Qd7 20. Bc6 O-O 21. Bxd7 Nbxd7 22. Nc6 Rfe8 23. Qxd6 Rad8 24. Ne7+ Kh8 25. Bb2 a5 26. Rad1 Ne4 27. Qd4 Nef6 28. Nd5 cxb3 29. axb3 b4 30. Qa7 Ne5 31. Nxf6 gxf6 32. Bxe5 fxe5 33. Qxf7 Rg8 34. Qf6+ Kh7 35. Qxe5 Rde8 36. Qxa5 Re4 37. Qf5+ 1-0

And the adventure continues.

Posted 03/Apr/2021 ~ 17:10 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #chess