King’s Indian Defense, Makagonov – Standard chess #32

I played a standard chess game as white with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 10 second increment. The opening played was the King’s Indian Defense, Makagonov system. Is it typical to reach move 20 and only have 1 pawn exchange? That’s what we have in this game, and with that came quite a rich middlegame position where the whole chessboard was made use of. Once the position sharpens/opens both players’ eyes must be keen to the certain tactical possibilities. Who would have the more astute eye in this lively position out of the King’s Indian Defense, Makagonov?

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. d5 Na6 8. Bg5 Bd7 9. Be2 Re8 10. Qd2 c6 11. O-O cxd5 12. cxd5 Qb6 13. Rfe1 Rac8 14. Bf1 h6 15. Be3 Nc5 16. Bd3 a5 17. Rab1 Nh5 18. Bf1 g5 19. Kh2 f5 20. exf5 Bxf5 21. Rbc1 e4 22. Nd4 Bg6 23. Ne6 Be5+ 24. Kg1 Nf6 25. Bd4 Bxd4 26. Qxd4 Ncd7 27. Qd2 Ne5 28. h4 gxh4 29. Qxh6 Qxf2+ 30. Kh1 Nh5 31. Re3 Re7 32. Be2 Rh7 33. Qg5 Ng3+ 34. Kh2 h3

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