Blitz Chess #386: Scandinavian Defense

A direct line is played with minor punches being met with counter punches out of the Scandinavian Defense. White opts for a setup where the c-pawn plays an important role in the middlegame battle, supporting a d5 push. How valuable is a knight? How might its value be influenced in combination with another aggressive piece? This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the white pieces.

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1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nf3 Qd8 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 e6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. g3 O-O 8. Bg2 c5 9. O-O Nc6 10. d5 exd5 11. cxd5 Nb4 12. Ne5 Bf5 13. Bf4 Nc2 14. Rc1 Nd4 15. Nc4 b5 16. Ne3 b4 17. Ne2 Nxe2+ 18. Qxe2 Be4 19. Rfd1 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Bd6 21. Qf3 Bxf4 22. Qxf4 Qa5 23. Nf5 Qxa2 24. Rxc5 Qxb2 25. d6 Rad8 26. Rd4 Rfe8 27. Qg5 g6 28. Qxf6 Re6 29. Qxd8+

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