Blitz Chess #389: Sicilian Defense, Rossolimo

What to do when the center is locked? Who would be quicker to strike on the wings, to help potentially activate the rooks? At what point would it be a good option for me to release the tension in the center? On this last note, analysis with the help of the engine after the game was instructive for me. This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the white pieces.

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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O Nf6 5. Re1 a6 6. Bf1 e5 7. c3 Be7 8. d4 O-O 9. a4 b6 10. Nbd2 cxd4 11. cxd4 Bb7 12. d5 g6 13. b3 Nh5 14. Bb2 Ng7 15. Nc4 f5 16. Nfd2 Nf6 17. f3 b5 18. Ne3 f4 19. Nc2 Qb6+ 20. Kh1 Nfh5 21. Qe2 Bh4 22. Rec1 Bg3 23. axb5 Bf2 24. Nc4 Ng3+ 25. hxg3 fxg3 26. Nxb6 Bxb6 27. f4 Rxf4 28. Qe3 Rh4+ 29. Kg1 Bxe3+ 30. Nxe3 Nh5 31. Bc4 Nf4 32. Rf1 Rf8 33. bxa6 Bc8 34. Rxf4 exf4 35. Nf5 f3 36. e5 f2+ 37. Kf1 Rh1+ 38. Ke2

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