This server-based Standard Correspondence Chess game began in late September and ended yesterday afternoon when my opponent playing Black resigned after my 18.Nxc6. Though I had slightly better position on the board, our armies were of nearly equal size and Black had plenty of firepower left (his Queen, both Rooks, and a Knight) with which to launch a strong campaign against my King. In my opinion there was still a lot of chess to be played here; the middle game was just getting interesting and the endgame wasn’t even in sight yet.
Still, I’ll gladly take my victories whenever and however they come. 😀
The position of the pieces at game’s end and our full move record:
1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 d5 3.d4 dxc4 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 Nc6 6.O-O a6 7.Nc3 b5 8.Be2 c4 9.b3 Bb4 10.Qc2 Bxc3 11.Bb2 Bxb2 12.Qxb2 Nf6 13.Rad1 Bb7 14.Ne5 Qd5 15.bxc4 Qe4 16.Bf3 Qf5 17.Bxc6+ Bxc6 18.Nxc6