So, I’m up and at it early on a Sunday morning. I’ve finished my morning routine of mindfully writing a journal entry, read my horoscopes, and made some chess moves at Gameknot. Now I’m going to get ready to put some time on the treadmill. After that, it’s a run to the store to replace the Cream of Chicken soup I accidentally grabbed yesterday with a can of Cream of Mushroom soup that’s needed for the pork steaks. Once I get home with that, I am going to isolate myself into my office and get my school work done.
It’s nothing fancy. But at least the chess board and moves fit into the post area. Hopefully, the board will be improved down the line.
[pgn] [Event “165th GK tournament”]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. gxf3 h6 6. d5 a5 7. Bb5+ c6
8. dxc6 bxc6 9. Ba4 Na6 10. Bxc6+ Ke7 11. Be3 Nf6 12. Nc3 Rb8 13. Na4 g5
14. Qd3 Nc7 15. O-O-O Nh7 16. Ba7 Rb4 17. h4 Bg7 18. a3 Rxa4 19. Bxa4 Kf8
20. Bc5 Bf6 21. Bxd6+ Be7 22. Bxe7+ Qxe7 23. hxg5 Nxg5 24. Qb3 Kg7 25. Rd7 h5
26. Rxe7 Nce6 27. Rg1 Kf6 28. Qb7 Rh7 29. Bb3 Nxf3 30. Rg8 h4 31. Bxe6 Rh5
32. Rxf7+ Kxe6 33. Qd7# 1-0
And yes, I won this game.
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Now, to the right and scrolling down just a bit you will see a little widget that displays my Gameknot information – plus a link if you feel like joining. I highly recommend this chess site. It’s a variation of correspondence chess. However, instead of writing and mailing a letter with your chess move, you have some days in which to make a single move. Your opponent then has the same number of days to respond. The free version allows up to 12 simultaneous games and has ads. The paid versions give you many more simultaneous games and no ads.
I managed my highest rating for the past 6 months with this win. Also, I saw the checkmate if he moved his knight to E1, but with his rating right there with mine, I figured he was going to put it at D2, blocking my rook and having the knights protecting each other. Imagine my surprise when he did move it to E1. Checkmate in 15 moves. Nice.