A Correspondence Chess Win By Resignation

This server-based standard correspondence chess game began in September of 2012 and ended this evening when my opponent, playing Black, resigned after my 40.Rxg7+. No, I hadn’t yet checkmated the Black King, but it was clear to both of us that I’d be able to get his King before he could get mine.

The position of pieces at game’s end and our full move record:


1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 e5 5.O-O e4 6.Ne5 Nxe5 7.dxe5 Ng4 8.e3 Nxe5 9.b3 b6 10.Bb2 f6 11.c4 c6 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.Bd4 Bb4 14.a3 Bd6 15.h3 O-O 16.Nc3 Qe7 17.Nxd5 Qd7 18.Bxe4 Rb8 19.Qh5 Qxh3 20.Qxh3 Bxh3 21.Rfc1 Rb7 22.Nf4 Rbf7 23.Nxh3 f5 24.Bd5 Kh8 25.Bxe5 Bxe5 26.Bxf7 Bxa1 27.Rxa1 Rxf7 28.Rd1 h6 29.Rd8+ Kh7 30.Nf4 Rc7 31.Ne6 Re7 32.Nf4 h5 33.Nxh5 Kg6 34.Nf4+ Kf7 35.Nd5 Rb7 36.Rc8 Ke6 37.Rc7 Rb8 38.Nf4+ Kf6 39.Rxa7 Kg5 40.Rxg7+