Blitz Chess #334: Owen’s Defense

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening was the Queen’s Pawn Game, Queen Fianchetto (a b6 system). Against a b6 system, white can and does in this game obtain the ideal pawn center of d4/e4. Black however does strike at it in short order which both alters the structure and gives white a space advantage. It’s a very closed nature type game where both sides must be patient and attentive to strategical features like holes in the position and good squares for pieces.

1. d4 b6 { Queen’s Pawn Game, Queen Fianchetto } 2. e4 Bb7 3. Bd3 e6 4. Qe2 Nf6 5. Nf3 c5 6. c3 d5 7. e5 Nfd7 8. O-O a5 9. a4 Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Na3 Nc7 14. Ne1 O-O 15. Nd3 f6 16. f4 f5 17. Ne1 Rac8 18. Nf3 Nb8 19. Nb5 Nxb5 20. Qxb5 Qc7 21. b3 h6 22. c4 Qc6 23. cxd5 Qxb5 24. axb5 exd5 25. Rac1 c4 26. bxc4 dxc4 27. d5 Nd7 28. Nd4 Rc5 29. Ne6 Rxd5 30. Nxf8 Nxf8 31. Rxc4 Rxb5 32. Rc8 Kf7 33. Rfc1 Ne6 34. g3 a4 35. Ra8 Rb4 36. Rc6 b5 37. Ra7+


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