A Fischer Random Win By Resignation

Though my 25.Qa8+ wasn’t a mating move, Black was right to resign when he did. My very next move would have caught him in a Queen, Rook, Bishop combination checkmate.

This server-based Fischer Random correspondence chess game began in mid-August and ended with Black’s resignation early this morning.

The opening board we were assigned, our move record, and position of pieces at game’s end:


1.b3 b5 2.Na3 b4 3.Nb5 Nf6 4.O-O-O c6 5.Nd4 c5 6.Ndf3 h6 7.Ne5 Bd5 8.e4 Bxe4 9.Nxf7+ Kc7 10.Nxh8 Nc6 11.d3 Bd5 12.Ng6 a5 13.Nxf8 Rxf8 14.Nf3 a4 15.Ne5 Nxe5 16.Bxe5+ d6 17.Bxf6 exf6 18.Re7+ Kd8 19.Rde1 a3 20.Rxg7 Bf7 21.g3 Rc7 22.Qa8+ Rc8 23.Qa5+ Rc7 24.Bh3 h5 25.Qa8+