Blitz Chess #351: King’s Indian Defense, Orthodox variation

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|2. The opening played was the King’s Indian Defense, Orthodox variation with an early Nbd7. It’s a closed center by move 8, so the natural course will be to play on the flanks. Both sides prepare for the ensuing kingside pawn break with white maintaining some space on the queenside with a pawn on d5. In addition to the battle occurring on board, there was a psychological battle going on as well in this one.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. d5 { E94 King’s Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation, Positional Defense, Closed Line } Nc5 9. Qc2 a5 10. Ne1 Ne8 11. Nd3 Nxd3 12. Bxd3 f5 13. f4 fxe4 14. Nxe4 b6 15. Bd2 Bd7 16. fxe5 Rxf1+ 17. Rxf1 Bxe5 18. Bg5 Qc8 19. Qf2 Ng7 20. Qf7+ Kh8 21. Nf6 Bf5 22. Bxf5 gxf5 23. b3 Qf8 24. Qxf8+ Rxf8 25. Nd7 Bd4+ 26. Kh1 Rf7 27. Nb8 Kg8 28. g3 h5 29. Kg2 Kh7 30. Nc6 Bc3 31. Na7 Kg6 32. Bh4 Bf6 33. Bxf6 Kxf6 34. Nb5 Re7 35. Kf2 Kg5 36. Kf3 Ne8 37. Nd4 Re4 38. Ne6+ Kf6 39. Kf2 Ke5 40. Rd1 a4 41. Nf4 axb3 42. axb3 h4 43. Nd3+ Kf6 44. Kf3 hxg3 45. hxg3 Ng7 46. Nf4 Kg5 47. Rh1 Re7 48. Ra1 Ne8 49. Ra8 Nf6 50. Ne6+ Kg6 51. Rc8 Ne4 52. Kf4 Nd2 53. Rxc7 Rxc7 54. Nxc7 Nxb3 55. Ne8 Nc5 56. Nxd6 Nd3+ 57. Ke3 Ne5 58. Kd4 Nf3+ 59. Kc3 Ne5 60. Nc8 Nd7 61. Kb4 Kg5 62. Kb5 Kg4 63. Nxb6 Ne5 64. c5 Kxg3 65. c6 f4 66. c7 f3 67. c8=Q f2 68. Qg8+ Ng4 69. Qf7 Ne3 70. d6

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