Blitz Chess #364: Nimzo-Indian: Fischer variation

This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Nimzo-Indian Defense, Fischer variation. One of the most important questions in chess is “Should I trade queens?”, especially since without them on board there often follows a phase change, middlegame to endgame. It’s important to make an accurate assessment about this specific trade, and it’s one that can be difficult to assess at times. Many factors play a role in a proper assessment, with a top piece of criteria being king safety. It’s white’s bishop pair and damaged kingside structure vs black’s pawn plus in this sharp position that arises from the Nimzo-Indian, Fischer variation.

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Nf3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. a3 Be7 9. Qc2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Bxf3 11. gxf3 c5 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. b3 Nbd7 14. Bb2 Ne5 15. Rad1 Nxf3+ 16. Kg2 Nh4+ 17. Kh1 Qc7 18. f3 Rad8 19. Qf2 Ng6 20. f4 Rxd1 21. Nxd1 Rd8 22. Nc3 Qc6+ 23. Kg1 h5 24. h3 h4 25. Qg2 Qc7 26. f5 exf5 27. Qxg6 Bd6 28. Ne4 Kf8 29. Qxf5 Nxe4 30. Qxe4 Bh2+ 31. Kh1 Rd7 32. Qh7 Qg3 33. Qh8+ Ke7 34. Rxf7+ Kd6 35. Qb8+ Kc6 36. Qb5+ Kc7 37. Qxd7+

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