Blitz Chess #394: Bogo-Indian Defense, Grünfeld variation

By move 9 there is a great deal of symmetry to the position, and only 4 moves later would we observe not only a great structural imbalance, but also a piece imbalance. Given time, it’s difficult enough to properly assess a position type where one side has connected passed pawns along with a queen and pawn, against an enemy’s 2 minor pieces and a rook. How exactly to manage such an imbalanced position with blitz time controls? This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the black pieces.

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 d5 5. a3 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd3 b6 8. O-O Bb7 9. b4 c5 10. dxc5 bxc5 11. b5 a6 12. Qe2 axb5 13. cxb5 Qa5 14. a4 Nbd7 15. Bb2 c4 16. Bc2 c3 17. Nb3 cxb2 18. Nxa5 bxa1=Q 19. Rxa1 Rxa5 20. Nd4 Rfa8 21. Qd2 g6 22. Qc3 Bd6 23. Nc6 Bxc6 24. Qxc6 Bf8 25. b6 R8a6 26. Rb1 Rc5 27. Qb7 Rxb6 28. Rxb6 Nxb6 29. Qxb6 Rxc2 30. h3 Bc5 31. Qb8+ Kg7 32. a5 Rc1+ 33. Kh2 Ra1 34. Qb5 Bd6+ 35. g3 h5 36. a6 h4 37. Kg2 hxg3 38. fxg3 Be5 39. a7 Ne4 40. Qb7 Ra2+ 41. Kf1 Nxg3+ 42. Ke1 Bc3+ 43. Kd1 Nf5 44. a8=Q Rxa8 45. Qa7 Rxa7

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