Blitz Chess #353: Open Sicilian Defense w/ 4. g3

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|2. The opening played was the Sicilian Defense with a g3 based setup. Play sharpens when white opts for the highly committal g4. g4 is both aggressive and weakening. Black replies energetically, and we soon enter play that is critical, and demanding of accurate calculation.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 { B40 Sicilian Defense: French Variation } 3. Nc3 d6 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O Nc6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. Nb3 O-O 10. g4 g6 11. f4 b5 12. Be3 b4 13. Nb5 Qb8 14. N5d4 e5 15. Nxc6 Bxc6 16. fxe5 dxe5 17. Bg5 Kg7 18. Qf3 Qb6+ 19. Kh1 Bb5 20. Rf2 h6 21. Be3 Qc7 22. Bf1 Bc6 23. Bd3 Qb7 24. Na5 Qc7 25. Nxc6 Qxc6 26. Raf1 a5 27. b3 Rad8 28. h3 Rd6 29. Kg2 Nh7 30. Qxf7+ Rxf7 31. Rxf7+ Kg8 32. Rxe7 Rxd3 33. cxd3 Qc2+ 34. Kf3 Qxd3 35. Rc1 Ng5+ 36. Kf2 Nxe4+ 37. Kf3 Ng5+ 38. Kf2 Ne4+ 39. Kf3 Nd2+ 40. Kf2 Ne4+

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