Blitz Chess #370: Owen’s Defense

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Owen’s Defense by a quick transposition. Black, in hypermodern style, allows white a strong central pawn presence only to later strike at it with both bishop pawns. These strikes not only give black some new squares to work with, but also give white some space advantage. When the position opens, a tactical shot is made to try and undermine the post of a strongly placed knight. Would the tactical shot however be sound?

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1. d4 b6 2. e4 Bb7 3. Bd3 e6 4. Qe2 g6 5. f4 Bg7 6. Nf3 Ne7 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 f5 9. e5 Nd5 10. Bd2 c5 11. c4 Ne7 12. Nc3 Na6 13. Rad1 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 cxd4 15. Nb5 Nc6 16. Bb1 Rc8 17. Bc1 Qe7 18. Nd6 Rc7 19. b3 Nc5 20. Bb2 Bxe5 21. Nb5 Bd6 22. Nxc7 Bxc7 23. Bxd4 Nxd4 24. Rxd4 g5 25. b4 Na6 26. Rfd1 Bxf4 27. g3 Be5 28. Rxd7 Qxb4 29. Qe3 Qc5 30. Qxc5 Nxc5 31. Rxa7 h5 32. Bc2 h4 33. Kg2 hxg3 34. hxg3 f4 35. gxf4 gxf4 36. Kf3 Rc8 37. Rg1+ Kf8 38. Be4 Bb8 39. Ra8 Nxe4 40. Kxe4 Rxc4+ 41. Kd3 Rc8 42. Rb1 Rd8+ 43. Ke4 Bc7 44. Rxd8+ Bxd8 45. Kxf4 Bc7+ 46. Ke4 Ke7 47. Rd1 Bd8 48. Rd4 Bc7 49. Kd3 Bd6 50. Kc4 Bc5 51. Rd1 Kf6 52. a4 Be3 53. Rd3 Bg1 54. Rg3 Bh2 55. Rf3+ Ke7 56. Kb5 Bg1 57. Rf1 Bd4 58. Rd1 e5 59. Kc4 Ke6 60. Kd3

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