A Correspondence Chess Win With White By Resignation.

This server based correrspondence chess game began in mid-February and ended a few days ago when my opponent resigned after my 22.Rxe8+. No, this wasn’t checkmate… yet. But at the rate I was poised to whittle away his remaining major pieces, we could both see he wouldn’t last long.

The board at game’s end, and our move record:

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1.Nf3 e6 2.d4 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bb4+ 5.c3 Ba5 6.O-O Ne4 7.Nbd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 O-O 9.b4 Bb6 10.Re1 Qf6 11.e4 h6 12.Bb2 e5 13.a4 exd4 14.a5 dxc3 15.Bxc3 Nd4 16.Bxd4 Bxd4 17.Nxd4 Re8 18.Rac1 c6 19.b5 a6 20.b6 d5 21.exd5 cxd5 22.Rxe8+
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What WAS I thinking?!

Recent snippets from the Random Thoughts file I keep in Drop Box, update during the course of my days when time allows, and upload to a public folder in Google Drive.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FzCBDannp9bx-R2qUJHlmAD7K-rXQ2z6tM2g-7GY0qo/edit?usp=sharing

2013-04-19 – Friday

~20:00
1.) A good 8-hour sleep last night was just what I needed to power through a busy, productive day. Most of the morning was spent prepping for two afternoon meetings, both of which went very well.
2.) Also rode the bus up to Alien Worlds, picked up the week’s new comics, and had fun chatting with Gina.
3.) While up on San Pedro I also picked up two big bags of groceries from the HEB store.
4.) Returning home from all that, I’ve just worked on a good pile of CC games. And now the fatigue is starting to roll in, as it well should.

2013-04-18 – Thursday

~22:30
1.) Well, I guess the Sandman can giveth and he can taketh away. Last night’s sleep was almost nonexistent. Consequently my work day got off to a very late start. But once started, things moved along quite nicely.
2.) Enjoyed the pizza for dinner from downstairs.
3.) Dr. Ramon gave another great class this evening. Glad I went. Good to be getting to know the folks there.