A Fischer Random Chess Win By Resignation

The server-based Fischer Random correspondence chess game began in early December and ended a few days ago when my opponent playing Black resigned after my 15.Kb2.

A particularly bloody middlegame which began early left us with armies of exactly equal size. However, the staffing of my White forces was vastly superior to his. My remaining major pieces (Rook, Bishop, and Knight) gave me clear material advantage ove his mere Bishop pair, especially given the large number of pawns we had scattered around the board. Black was right to resign when he did.

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


1.f4 d5 2.d4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nxd4 4.Bxd4 c5 5.Be5+ Nc7 6.Nxd5 f6 7.Bxc7+ Rxc7 8.Nxc7 Kxc7 9.Rd1 Rd8 10.Rxd8 Qxd8 11.O-O-O Qe8 12.Qf3 Qa4 13.Qa3 Qxa3 14.bxa3 Bxa2 15.Kb2