A Win by Resignation

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Earlier this afternoon my opponent playing Black in this standard correspondence chess game resigned after my Bishop captured his Rook at 23.Bxc7, giving me the win by default. This only made sense: his army of Queen and Rook at this point was much smaller then mine of Queen, Rook, and Bishop pair. Technically he could have played on, but my material advantage was suddenly so overwhelming that checkmating his King was only a matter of time.

The final position of pieces and our full move record are included with this post.

1. Nf3 e6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nbd2 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 Nd5 8. e4 Nf6 9. e5 Nd5 10. c4 Nb4 11. Nb3 a5 12. a4 Be4 13. Rxe4 c6 14. d5 cxd5 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Re3 N8c6 17. Nfd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Rc8 19. Nb5 d6 20. Nxd6 Bxd6 21. exd6 Qxd6 22. Bh3 Rc7 23. b3 Nc2 24. Bd2 Nxe3 25. Bxe3 f5 26. Bf4 Qb4 27. Bxc7
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