A Win With Black By Silent Resignation

This server-based correspondence chess game which began in mid-February ended yesterday when my opponent playing White executed a “silent resignation.” He simply stopped playing after my 34…Bd5+, letting his flag fall, and giving me the win with Black by default.

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


1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 b5 4.a4 c6 5.Nc3 h6 6.axb5 cxb5 7.Nxb5 e6 8.Bxc4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 a6 11.Nc3 Ne7 12.Nf3 O-O 13.O-O Nbc6 14.d5 exd5 15.Nxd5 Be6 16.Nxe7+ Qxe7 17.Bxa6 Qb4 18.Bb7 Rxa1 19.Rxa1 Qxb7 20.Rb1 Rd8 21.Qc3 Qb6 22.Ne1 Rc8 23.Nc2 Nd4 24.Qe3 Rxc2 25.e5 Ne2+ 26.Kh1 Rxb2 27.Qxb6 Rxb6 28.Rxb6 Nf4 29.g3 Nd5 30.Rb8+ Kh7 31.f4 g6 32.Kg2 Ne3+ 33.Kf2 Ng4+ 34.Kg2 Bd5+