Blitz Chess #347: Queen’s Gambit Declined, Tarrasch

This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|2. The opening was a Queen’s Gambit Declined by transposition. The activation of black’s queen bishop can sometimes be a little difficult with a white bishop deployed early to g2. If black can get the queen bishop working, equality in the position is usually not far off. An ending with opposite colored bishops is not necessarily a draw, especially when each side still possesses a rook, and pawns fixed on the same color as that of the opposing bishop.

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 { A15 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense, King’s Knight Variation } c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Nc3 d5 5. d4 e6 6. Bg2 dxc4 7. e3 cxd4 8. exd4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qxc4 Rc8 12. Qe2 Nb4 13. Ne5 Bc6 14. Nxc6 Nxc6 15. Be3 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Qxd4 17. Bxb7 Rb8 18. Bf3 Qb4 19. Rab1 Rfd8 20. Kg2 g6 21. Rfc1 Kg7 22. Rc2 h5 23. h4 Rd4 24. Nd1 Rbd8 25. Ne3 e5 26. a3 Qb8 27. Qe1 e4 28. Be2 Qe5 29. b4 Nd5 30. Rb3 Nxe3+ 31. Rxe3 f5 32. f4 Qd6 33. Qc1 Kh6 34. Rc6 Qd5 35. Rc7 Bf6 36. Qc6 Qxc6 37. Rxc6 Bg7 38. Rc7 R8d7 39. Rxd7 Rxd7 40. Kf1 Rd2 41. Rb3 Bd4 42. a4 Ra2 43. Bb5 Kg7 44. Bc6 Kf6 45. a5 Ke7 46. Bd5 Kf6 47. Bb7 Ke7 48. Bd5 Kf6 49. Rb1 Bc3 50. Bxa2

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