I’m tempted to say I won this cc game, …

… but actually my opponent was defeated more by chess blindness, that dread malady that hits most of us from time to time. Technically, I did win the game. My opponent playing the Black pieces resigned this afternoon when my pawn captured his Queen at 10.bxa5 giving me the victory by default. But there was absolutely no good reason for him to have moved there. Chess blindness, that must have been operative here.

And the short move record of this quick little game:

1.d4 b5 2.b4 Bb7 3.Nf3 e6 4.a3 Bxf3 5.exf3 Nf6 6.Bxb5 c6 7.Ba4 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Re1 Qa5 10. bxa5

Author: Roscoe Ellis

I am a fully retired Texan, Roman Catholic, Knight of Columbus, a friend of Israel. Half my heart is in the Philippines. The other half is in Northern Indiana. I also play Correspondence Chess. #MAGA

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