Van Geet Opening – Standard chess #40

I played a standard chess game as black with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the uncommon Van Geet, or Dunst Opening. To maintain the tension, or release it? This is a question both sides can resolve for many moves in the opening. Play basically transposes into a King’s Indian Attack structurally, but with knights connected on e2 and c3 instead of f3 and d2. Immediately after the tension broke, an eyebrow raising decision sent me on a miniature roller coaster ride emotionally. How to refocus?

1. Nc3 { A00 Van Geet Opening } d5 2. e4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. d3 c5 6. Bg5 O-O 7. Nge2 Nc6 8. O-O d4 9. Na4 b5 10. e5 Nd5 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. c4 bxa4 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Bxd5 Bb7 15. Qxa4 Nxe5 16. Nf4 Bxd5 17. Nxd5 Qd6 18. f4 Qxd5 19. fxe5 Rae8 20. Rae1 Rxe5 21. Rxe5 Qxe5 22. Qxa7 Qe3+ 23. Kg2 Qxd3 24. Qxc5 Qe4+ 25. Kg1 Qe3+ 26. Kg2 Qe4+ 27. Kg1 h6 28. Qf5 Qe3+ 29. Qf2 Qe4 30. Rd1 Rd8 31. a4 d3 32. Qb6 Rd4 33. Qb8+ Kh7 34. Qf4 Qxf4 35. gxf4 Rxa4 36. Rxd3 Rxf4 37. Rd1 Rb4 38. Rb1 Rb3 39. Kf2 f5 40. Ke2 g5 41. Kd2 Kg6 42. Kc2 Rb6 43. b4 f4 44. Kc3 Kf5 45. h3 h5 46. Rg1 g4 47. hxg4+ hxg4 48. Kc4 g3 49. Kc5 Rb8

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