Blitz Chess #375: Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense

This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense. The queens are not exchanged quickly in this Berlin! White allows a compromised kingside structure in this one. In general, when you have the safer king you should maintain queens. How should black try to exploit such, or is it exploitable at all?

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O { C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense } Be7 5. Re1 d6 6. a3 O-O 7. d3 Bg4 8. Nc3 Nd4 9. Bc4 Kh8 10. Be3 Nxf3+ 11. gxf3 Bh5 12. d4 c6 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Qxd8 Rfxd8 15. Be2 Nd7 16. b4 Nb6 17. Red1 f6 18. f4 Bxe2 19. Nxe2 Nc4 20. Nc3 exf4 21. Bxf4 Kg8 22. f3 Kf7 23. Kf2 g5 24. Bg3 a5 25. Bc7 Rxd1 26. Rxd1 axb4 27. axb4 Bxb4 28. Ne2 Bc5+ 29. Kg3 Ke6 30. f4 Ra3+ 31. Rd3 b5 32. Nd4+ Bxd4 33. f5+ Kd7 34. Bb8 Rxd3+ 35. cxd3 Be5+ 36. Kf3 Bxb8

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