Rook, Bishop-Pair Combination Checkmate

This server-based correspondence chess game began in mid-August and ended today when my 30.Rxf8# caught the Black King in a Rook, Bishop-pair combination checkmate.

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

r_vs_ j

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 h6 5.O-O e6 6.Ne5 Bd6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Re1 O-O 9.Nc3 a6 10.e4 e5 11.exd5 cxd5 12.Nxd5 Bg4 13.Nxf6+ Qxf6 14.Qxg4 Rae8 15.Bc6 Re7 16.c3 a5 17.a4 g5 18.h4 Kh7 19.Rf1 Rg8 20.Be4+ Kh8 21.h5 exd4 22.Qf3 Qe5 23.Re1 Qe6 24.Bd2 g4 25.Qf5 Qxf5 26.Bxf5 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 dxc3 28.Bxc3+ Rg7 29.Re8+ Bf8 30.Rxf8#

What WAS I thinking?!

rt_09_2012_rpi –

Snippets from the "random thoughts" file I keep running and constantly updated on my Raspberry Pi computer.

29 Sept. 2012 – Saturday

~14:30 1.) News reports about flight cancellations and delays on American Airlines have me a little concerned about my trip next month.

~13:30 1.) Most of the early part of this day was spent working on my CC games. 2.) Now listening to the Aggies game. When it’s over I’ll try to follow the Rangers game and the Longhorns game after that on TV. 3.) Time on the RPi will be very limited today as I’ll be using its monitor for the TV viewing.

28 Sept. 2012 – Friday

~17:15 1.) Well, that weather that’s been threatening all day seems ready to strike any minute. Might be a good idea to shut down some of these computers.

~15:30 1.) Seems I’ve firmly slipped into "weekend mode." 2.) Once again, I caught Rush on the radio, freeing up the late afternoon and early evening for other things. 3.) Am busy now reading and cataloging comic books, and recoding video files.

~10:30 1.) Oct. rent paid, banking done, Oct. bus pass bought, grocery shopping done: all outside chores have been taken care of. Let it rain now, I don’t need to step outside until Sunday.

~08:15 1.) The rain forecast for this weekend has me scheduling activities around it: outside chores this morning and Sunday, staying in this afternoon through Sunday morning.