This server based cc game began on 13th November last and ended yesterday when my opponent playing White chose to resign after my 29…Rh8. Granted, my Rook pair and Bishop are generally considered to be more powerful than his Rook and Knight pair, especially in endgame situations. But all that pawn clutter on the board inhibits my long range shooters and provides exactly the kind of environment where a pair of Knights can be most effective. There was still a lot of chess to be played here, in my opinion. But I’m happy to take the victory regardless.
The position of pieces at game’s end and our full move record:
1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.e3 Nf6 6.Ne2 O-O 7.d4 Re8 8.Nbc3 exd4 9.exd4 d5 10.Qd3 Nb4 11.Qd2 Bf5 12.O-O Ne4 13.Bxe4 dxe4 14.Na4 a5 15.Bc3 Nd5 16.Rae1 e3 17.Qc1 exf2+ 18.Rxf2 Nxc3 19.Naxc3 c6 20.Ref1 Qd7 21.Rf4 Bh6 22.Qd2 Bxf4 23.Qxf4 Kg7 24.h4 h5 25.Qg5 f6 26.Qf4 b5 27.g4 hxg4 28.Ng3 b4 29.Nd1 Rh8