The Wellington Chess Club

Correspondence Match

Don Maddox's Huntsville Alabama team won this 2013-14 match against us 1.5-0.5. The Alabama team recorded their thoughts as the games proceeded in an interesting electronic diary that is available as a download here.

Wellington - Huntsville Correspondence Match 2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Rb8 7.Qd2 b5 8.Nge2 b4 9.Nd1 Nf6 10.Bh6 O-O 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.Ne3 e5 13.O-O Bd7 14.f4 Qe7 15.h3 Nd4 16.Rf2 Nxe2+ 17.Qxe2 exf4 18.gxf4 Kg8 19.Re1 Rbe8 20.Rff1 a5 21.Qf2 Nh5 22.e5 dxe5 23.Nd5 Qd6 24.fxe5 Rxe5 25.Rxe5 Qxe5 26.Qxc5 Qxb2 27.c3 Kg7 28.Qxa5 bxc3 29.Nxc3 Qd2 30.Qe5+ f6 31.Qd4 Bf5 32.a4 Rf7 33.Rd1 Qc2 34.Bf3 Rd7 35.Nd5 Be6 36.Qc4 Qb2 37.Re1 Bxd5 38.Bxd5 Qb6+ 39.Kf1 Qa5 40.Bf3 Ng3+ 41.Kf2 Qd2+ 42.Be2 Re7 43.Qc5 Re5 44.Qc7+ Kh6 45.Qc1 Rxe2+ 46.Kxg3 Re3+

Moves are clickable

White resigns 0-1

Huntsville - Wellington Correspondence Match 2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 d5 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.a3 Be7 7.e3 O-O 8.Qc2 a5 9.b3 b6 10.cxd5 Qxd5 11.Bc4 Qd7 12.Bb2 Bb7 13.Rc1 Rac8 14.O-O Na7 15.Ne5 Qd8 16.Rfd1 b5 17.Bd3 c5 18.Qb1 cxd4 19.Ndf3 Rxc1 20.Qxc1 Qd5 21.Bxd4 Nc6 22.Nxc6 Qxc6 23.Qxc6 Bxc6 24.Ne5 Bd5 25.b4 axb4

Moves are clickable

= Black proposes a draw, White accepts 1/2-1/2