This game was tight for awhile.

The Queen-Rook checkmate I used to win this game recently was pretty basic. Despite that, my opponent and I were playing a very evenly balanced game until the 24th move when I captured the White Queen.

The full move record of this game:

  1. e4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bc4 e6 5. e5 d5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. Ba4 b5 8. Nxb5
    cxb5 9. Bxb5+ Bd7 10. Nd4 Bxb5 11. Nxb5 Ne4 12. O-O Bg7 13. Nd6+ Nxd6 14. exd6 O-O 15. d4 Nd7 16. Qg4 e5 17. Rd1 exd4 18. Rxd4 Bxd4 19. Qxd4 Qf6 20. Qe3 Qxd6 b3 Rfe8 22. Qd2 Nf6 23. Bb2 Ng4 24. Qh6 Nxh6 25. h3 d4 26. a3 Re2 27. b4 Rxc2 28. Bc1 d3 29. Bxh6 d2 30. Rd1 Rac8 31. g3 Rc1 32. Rxc1 dxc1=Q+ 33. Bxc1 Rxc1+ 34. Kg2 Qd5+ 35. Kh2 Qh1# 0-1

And an animated gif showing the game from opening move to the end.

Author: Roscoe Ellis

I am a fully retired Texan, Past Grand Knight and Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a friend of Israel. Half my heart is in the Philippines. I also play Correspondence Chess. #MAGA