A Recent Win by Resignation

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Playing the White pieces, I won this standard correspondence chess game recently when my opponent playing Black resigned after my 38. Rxf5. His resignation made perfect sense given his material and positional disadvantage: his solitary Rook and exposed King vs. my Rook and Bishop pair.

Our full move record:

1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 d5 3. Nbd2 h6 4. g3 e6 5. a3 Nf6 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 b6 9. e4 dxe4 10. Ne5 Nbd7 11. Ndc4 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Bxe5 13. Nxe5 Qxd1 14. Rxd1 a5 15. h3 Bb7 16. Be3 c5 17. Nd7 Nxd7 18. Rxd7 Rab8 19. Bf4 Ra8 20. Rxb7 f5 21. Rxb6 Kf7 22. Rd1 g5 23. Rb7+ Kg6 24. Be5 h5 25. Rg7+ Kh6 26. Rdd7 Rh8 27. Rge7 Rhe8 28. Bg7+ Kg6 29. Bf1 Rxe7 30. Rxe7 g4 31. h4 Rd8 32. Bc3 a4 33. Rxe6+ Kh7 34. Re5 Kg6 35. Re6+ Kf7 36. Bc4 Kf8 37. Rf6+ Ke7 38. Rxf5
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