Blitz Chess #373: Grunfeld Defense w/ 4. Bg5

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Grunfeld Defense with 4. Bg5. An early decision with black’s queen knight proves critical. To focus on the gap in white’s position on d3, or to seek exchanges? Typically when playing with some space advantage one looks to keep many pieces on board. Might this game act as an exception to that general principle? Would black’s doubled e-pawns prove a liability or an asset in the long run?

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 { D80 Gruenfeld Defense: Stockholm Variation } Ne4 5. Nxe4 dxe4 6. Qd2 h6 7. Bh4 Bg7 8. e3 c5 9. Ne2 Nc6 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Ne5 12. Be2 O-O 13. h3 a6 14. O-O Qc7 15. Rc1 g5 16. Bg3 b6 17. b4 Bb7 18. Nf5 Rad8 19. Qc2 e6 20. Nxg7 Kxg7 21. Qc3 f6 22. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 b5 24. c5 Bd5 25. a3 Rd8 26. Rd2 Kg6 27. Bd1 h5 28. Bc2 h4 29. Bh2 Kf7 30. Bxe5 Qxe5 31. Qxe5 fxe5 32. Bxe4

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