A Fischer Random Correspondence Chess Win By Resignation

This server-based Fischer Random Correspondence Chess game began in early March and ended last week when my opponent, playing Black, resigned after my 33.Qxg4. No, I hadn’t yet checkmated the Black King, but it was clear to both of us that I’d be able to do that quite easily in the next few moves.

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


1.g3 g5 2.Qg2 h5 3.h4 Nb6 4.d4 f6 5.hxg5 fxg5 6.Nf3 g4 7.Nh4 c6 8.b3 Nd5 9.Bd2 Nef6 10.c4 Nc7 11.Ng6+ Ke8 12.Nxh8 Qxh8 13.Bg6+ Kf8 14.Nc2 b5 15.Ne3 bxc4 16.bxc4 Qh6 17.Bd3 Ne6 18.Nf5 Qg6 19.Ba5 Re8 20.Nd6 Qg5 21.Nxe8 Nxe8 22.d5 Nc5 23.Bd2 Qg7 24.Rxh5 Nf6 25.Bh6 Nxh5 26.Bxg7+ Nxg7 27.Qh2 cxd5 28.Qh8+ Kf7 29.Qxc8 Bd6 30.Bh7 dxc4 31.Qg8+ Kf6 32.Qxc4 Nge6 33.Qxg4