After 4 1/2 months of play we settled on a draw.

This server-based correspondence chess game began in late April and ended this morning when I accepted White’s offer of a draw. Though his army was larger than mine by one pawn he saw, as I did three full moves earlier when I offered him a draw, that neither of us had a good way forward.

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


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.h3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.d4 h6 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Nxe5 Be6 9.a3 Nc6 10.Nxc6+ bxc6 11.e5 Nd5 12.Bd2 Be7 13.Bd3 Kd7 14.Nd1 g5 15.g3 f6 16.Ne3 fxe5 17.c4 Nxe3 18.Bxe3 Rab8 19.b4 Rhf8 20.Ke2 Bf5 21.Rad1 Ke6 22.c5 e4 23.Bc4+ Kf6 24.g4 Bc8 25.Bc1 Ra8 26.Rd4 Be6 27.Bxe6 Kxe6 28.Rxe4+ Kf7 29.Rd1 Rad8 30.Red4 Bf6 31.Rd7+ Kg6 32.Be3 Rc8 33.R1d3 Rfe8 34.Kd2 Red8 35.Kc2