A Correspondence Chess Win by Resignation

I don’t often get to fork an opponent’s King and Queen. But when I do, I enjoy it immensely.

This server-based correspondence chess game began on 18 March and ended this morning when my opponent, playing Black, resigned after my 20.Rxb7+ placed his King in check and attacked his Queen with a Bishop-defended Rook.

The position of pieces at game’s end and our move record:


1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bg4 3.g3 Bxf3 4.exf3 e6 5.Bd3 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Re1 Nxd4 8.c3 Nc6 9.f4 Qd7 10.a4 O-O-O 11.b4 d4 12.b5 dxc3 13.bxc6 Qxc6 14.Qc2 Bb4 15.Be4 Qc4 16.Na3 Bxa3 17.Rxa3 f5 18.Rxc3 Qb4 19.Rxc7+ Kb8 20.Rxb7+