Blitz Chess #354: Queen’s Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|2. The opening played was the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense. A quiet middlegame quickly occurs in this one with a couple minor pieces being exchanged. A fairly static structure is present in the center, and each side aims to activate their rooks successfully via a pawn break. White seeks play on the queenside with the typical minority attack, and black seeks plays on the kingside.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 { D60 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense } 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Nf6 11. Ne5 Ne4 12. O-O Bf5 13. Rc1 c6 14. Qc2 f6 15. Nf3 Kh8 16. a3 Bg4 17. Nd2 Nxd2 18. Qxd2 f5 19. b4 a6 20. a4 Qg5 21. f3 Bh5 22. b5 axb5 23. axb5 Ra3 24. bxc6 bxc6 25. Rxc6 h6 26. Re6 Rfa8 27. f4 Qg4 28. h3 Qg3 29. Rf2 Ra1+ 30. Bf1 Be8 31. Qc2 Bb5 32. Qxf5 Bxf1 33. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 34. Kxf1 Ra1+ 35. Ke2 Qxg2+ 36. Kd3 Ra3

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