LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #323: English Symmetrical, Botvinnik system reversed

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|2. The opening was the English Symmetrical, Botvinnik system reversed. A single weakness in one’s position can provide an opponent with an effective plan. Play follows theory for several moves in this typical positional struggle out of the Symmetrical English. Black’s decision to trade light-squared bishops not only weakens the white kingside thus making some attack more probable, but also carries with it a long-term negative consequence of remaining with an inferior dark-squared bishop.

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PGN:
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. g3 d6 5. Bg2 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. Ne1 Nge7 8. Nc2 O-O 9. Rb1 Be6 10. Ne3 f5 11. d3 Qd7 12. a3 f4 13. Ned5 Bh3 14. Nxe7+ Nxe7 15. b4 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 b6 17. bxc5 dxc5 18. Ne4 Rad8 19. a4 f3+ 20. exf3 Qxd3 21. Qxd3 Rxd3 22. a5 Nc8 23. axb6 axb6 24. Be3 Rfd8 25. Ra1 Nd6 26. Nxd6 R3xd6 27. Ra6 Rc6 28. Rb1 Rdd6 29. Ra7 h5 30. Rb7 Bf6 31. Ra1 Rc8 32. Raa7 Re8 33. f4 e4 34. h3 Rde6 35. g4 R8e7 36. Rb8+ Kf7 37. Raa8 Re8 38. Rb7+ R6e7 39. Rxe7+ Rxe7 40. Rb8 Re6 41. Rb7+ Be7 42. f3 Kf6 43. Kf2 hxg4 44. hxg4 Rd6 45. fxe4 Ke6 46. e5 Rc6 47. Kf3 g5 48. Ke4 gxf4 49. Bxf4 Bd8 50. g5 Rc7 51. Rxc7 Bxc7 52. g6 Ke7 53. Kf5 Bb8 54. Bg5+ Kf8 55. e6 Bd6 56. Bf6 Bc7 57. Ke4 Bd6 58. Kd5 Bc7 59. Kc6 Bf4 60. Kxb6 Be3 61. Kc6 Bf2 62. Kd7 Be3 63. e7+

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