Blitz Chess #390: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf, Opocensky

Chess can sometimes feel like dominoes. A single piece of material, once fallen, can trigger a sequence of events and there’s little one can do to stop it. How to try to show some form of resistance would be the question in this specific game out of an open Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky. Lose control of the center, and you lose control of the game! 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. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. f4 h6 10. Kh1 b5 11. Be3 Bb7 12. Bf3 Nbd7 13. Qe1 b4 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. exd5 e4 16. Be2 Nxd5 17. Bd4 Bf6 18. Bg4 Bxd4 19. Nxd4 N7f6 20. Bh3 Re8 21. Qg3 Kh7 22. Rae1 g6 23. Re2 Qb6 24. Rd1 e3 25. Qf3 Re4 26. Nb3 Rae8 27. g3 a5 28. Bg2 a4 29. Nc1 Rd4 30. Nd3 b3 31. axb3 axb3 32. c3 Rde4 33. Ne1 h5 34. h3 Qb5 35. Nd3 Qc4 36. Kh2 Kg7 37. Bf1 h4 38. g4 Nxf4 39. Ne1 Nxe2 40. Bxe2 Qe6 41. Kg2 Qe5 42. Nd3 Qg3+ 43. Qxg3 hxg3 44. Kxg3 Nd5 45. Re1 Nc7 46. Bf3 R4e7 47. Re2 d5 48. Nf4 g5 49. Nxd5 Nxd5 50. Bxd5 Rd8 51. c4 Rd6 52. Kf3 Kf6 53. Rxe3 Rxe3+ 54. Kxe3 Ke5 55. Kd3 f5 56. gxf5 Kxf5 57. Kd4 Kf4 58. c5 Rd8 59. c6 Kg3 60. Kc5 Kxh3 61. Be6+ g4 62. c7 Re8 63. c8=Q Rxc8+ 64. Bxc8 Kg3 65. Kb4 Kf3 66. Bb7+ Kf2 67. Kxb3 g3 68. Kc4 g2 69. Bxg2 Kxg2 70. b4 Kf3 71. b5 Ke4 72. b6 Ke3 73. b7 Ke4 74. b8=Q Ke3 75. Qd8 Kf4 76. Qd4+ Kf3 77. Kd5 Kg3 78. Qe5+ Kf3 79. Kd4 Kf2 80. Qe4 Kg3 81. Kd3 Kf2 82. Qf5+ Kg2 83. Qf4 Kg1 84. Qd2 Kf1 85. Qe2+ Kg1 86. Ke3 Kh1 87. Kf3 Kg1 88. Qg2

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