I won this Correspondence Chess game earlier this month with the Black pieces by placing the White King in a Queen-Rook combination Check mate. While my Black Queen delivered the mating move at 36…Qa4#, her Rook on b3 was blocking the White King’s only possible escape.
The position of pieces at game’s end is above, and our full move record is below, as is an animated gif showing the game from beginning to end.
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.
I won this Correspondence Chess game (being played with a 5-day time control!) yesterday when my opponent playing White resigned, giving me the win with Black by default.
He still had several days left on his clock, so he wasn’t in any kind of time trouble. And we were only eight moves into our opening which was pretty well balanced at this point. Why he chose to quit remains a mystery. There was still so much chess to be played here.
Our full move record in pgn format is below, and the short game played out visually in a gif file.
Checkmating a White King is easy when you have a pair of Black Queens. I won this correspondence chess game yesterday with the Queen-Queen mate pictured above.
When I replayed this game after it finished I saw some missed moves on my part that could have ended it sooner, but I’ll gladly take my wins however they come. As it happened this was the last game to be completed in a small club tourney, and my win here gave me the second place finish among all the other players. And that made me happy.
The animated gif below shows this entire game played, move by move.