King’s Indian Attack – Standard chess #27

I played a standard chess game as white with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the King’s Indian Attack. My opponent wants a French Defense, but I was in the mood for something else. So I opt for move 2. d3 preparing to make a series of universal moves that come in the King’s Indian Attack setup. White establishes the thematic “space invader pawn” on e5 and looks to drift towards the enemy king with the minor pieces. Black typically should be seeking play on the queenside, however we have a mix of some play on the queenside by black along with a direct confrontation in the center.

1. e4 e6 2. d3 { C00 French Defense: King’s Indian Attack } d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Bc7 9. Qe2 d4 10. e5 Nd5 11. Nf1 Rb8 12. h4 f6 13. exf6 Qxf6 14. N1h2 Bd7 15. Ng4 Qf5 16. Ng5 Rbe8 17. Be4

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