This server-based correspondence chess game began in early June and ended this weekend when my opponent resigned after his 20th Black move, giving me the win with White.
His 20…Nf3+ is a wicked looking Knight Fork at first glance, attacking both my King and my Rook. But a closer examination of the board shows it’s not so wicked after all. My Bishop on the b7 square is poised to wipe that Knight right off the board and leave me with a major piece advantage in the endgame. Yes, Black was right to resign when he did. 😀
The position of pieces at game’s end and our move record:
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.g3 h6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg2 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Re1 Nf6 8.a3 Be7 9.Bf4 Rc8 10.b3 O-O 11.Ne5 Nxd4 12.Nd3 Nc6 13.e4 dxe4 14.Ne5 Qxd1 15.Raxd1 Rfd8 16.Rxd8+ Nxd8 17.Nc4 Nc6 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Nd4 20.Bxb7 Nf3+