Another long, drawn correspondence chess game.

This server-based, standard correspondence chess game bagan in late January and ended a few days ago when my opponent, playing Black, accepted the draw offer I tendered with my 40.Rxg2. After nearly five months of play our endgame found us each with one Rook and an army of pawns blocking each other in a nearly solid wall stretching from the a-file to the h-file across the middle of the board.

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


1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 Nc6 3.d4 d5 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.O-O e6 6.Nbd2 Bd6 7.c4 O-O 8.c5 Be7 9.e3 b5 10.a3 Na5 11.h3 Nc4 12.Nxc4 bxc4 13.Ne5 Qe8 14.Re1 Be4 15.Bxe4 Nxe4 16.Bd2 Nxd2 17.Qxd2 c6 18.Reb1 f6 19.Ng4 f5 20.Ne5 Rb8 21.Qa5 Ra8 22.b4 Bd8 23.Qa6 Bc7 24.Qxc6 Qxc6 25.Nxc6 Kf7 26.Ne5+ Ke7 27.a4 g5 28.f4 gxf4 29.exf4 a5 30.b5 Bxe5 31.dxe5 Rg8 32.Kg2 Kd7 33.c6+ Kc7 34.Kf3 Kb6 35.Rg1 h5 36.g4 h4 37.Rg2 Raf8 38.Rag1 Kc5 39.gxf5 Rxg2 40.Rxg2