The Final Game

Jan 13, 2016, 12:33 AM |

In the 5 years I have been playing tournament chess I have never been the last game to be finished. That ended tonight as this game went down to the final seconds. On my 40th move I only had 45 seconds left while my opponent had a little over 2 minutes. Luckily there was a 15 second increment which allowed me to hang on for the win. 

When you get towards the end of the game with White playing Qxe6, that is the final move that I was able to create after the game. However, the game actually went on for several moves after that when I was able to skewer his king and queen and allowed me to be able to queen first and with check at which point my opponent resigned. 



The final position is in puzzle form. I don't remember the moves leading up to the winning position but I do remember getting to this position.