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:
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+