A Fischer Random Chess Win By Resignation

This server-based Fischer Random Correspondence Chess game began in Mid-August and ended this afternoon when my opponent, playing Black, resigned after my 37.Rxd7+, giving me the win with my White army. No, this wasn’t checkmate… yet. But there was nothing he could do to prevent my mating his King in the next few moves.

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


1.Nhg3 a6 2.e4 e5 3.Ne3 Nhg6 4.h3 h6 5.Qh2 Ne6 6.O-O Ba7 7.b4 Ngf4 8.Bxe5 d6 9.Bb2 b6 10.Rfe1 a5 11.Nd5 c6 12.Nxf4 Nxf4 13.Nf5 g5 14.Nxd6 axb4 15.Nxc8 Bb8 16.Nxb6 Bb7 17.Bf6+ Kc7 18.Bd4 Kd8 19.e5 Ne6 20.Bb2 Nf4 21.c4 f6 22.d4 c5 23.dxc5 Ne6 24.Rcd1+ Ke7 25.Rd7+ Kf8 26.Rxb7 Nxc5 27.Nd7+ Nxd7 28.Rxd7 Qxc4 29.Bg6 Re7 30.Rd8+ Kg7 31.Bd3 Bxe5 32.Bxe5 Qc6 33.Qg3 fxe5 34.Be4 Qc7 35.Red1 Qa7 36.Bb1 Rf7 37.Qxe5+ Rf6 38.R8d7+ Qxd7 39.Rxd7+