Blitz Chess #379: Sicilian Defense, Kan

This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was a Sicilian Defense, Kan variation. White, with preparation, looks to go straight after black’s throat, aiming for either an f5 or e5 break. How to adapt to a changing structure, budget one’s time, and calculate well would be the key factors in this sharp middlegame out of the Sicilian Kan.

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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Qc7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Nc3 Be7 8. a4 b6 9. Qe2 d6 10. Bd2 Bb7 11. Rae1 Nbd7 12. f4 O-O 13. Rf3 g6 14. Kh1 Nc5 15. b4 Nxd3 16. cxd3 Rac8 17. b5 a5 18. Ref1 Kh8 19. Rh3 Qc5 20. Nf3 Qa3 21. Nd1 Kg7 22. Ng5 h6 23. Nxf7 Rxf7 24. f5 g5 25. fxe6 Rff8 26. d4 Qxh3 27. gxh3 Nxe4 28. Kg1 Rxf1+ 29. Kxf1 Rf8+ 30. Ke1 d5 31. Be3 Bc8 32. Nf2 Bxe6 33. Nxe4 dxe4 34. d5 Bxd5 35. Bd4+ Kg6 36. h4 Bb4+ 37. Kd1 Rd8 38. h5+ Kh7 39. Kc1 Rc8+ 40. Kb1 Rc4 41. Bb2 Be6 42. Qf1 Kg8 43. Qf6 Bf8 44. Qh8+ Kf7 45. Qf6+ Ke8 46. Qxe6+

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