Blitz Chess #396: Nimzo-Indian Defense, Classical variation

With the classical variation of the Nimzo-Indian defense, white avoids having their queenside structure damaged by Bxc3. The queen is now prepared to make this recapture from c2. A downside however is that the white queen is deployed very early, and she can feel uneasy at her post if black reacts energetically in the center. How exactly can black try to exploit the white queen position, if at all? This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the white pieces.

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. e3 O-O 8. Be2 a6 9. O-O Be7 10. Rd1 Qc7 11. b3 d6 12. Bb2 b6 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Bb7 15. Qg4 e5 16. Bd3 g6 17. Be4 f5 18. Bd5+ Kg7 19. Qg3 Bf6 20. Ng5 Nd8 21. Bxb7 Qxb7 22. Rxd6 Qe7 23. Rxf6 Rxf6 24. Qxe5 Qxe5 25. Bxe5 Nc6 26. Bxf6+ Kxf6 27. Nf3 Rd8 28. Kf1 Nb4 29. Ke2 g5 30. Nd4 f4 31. a3 fxe3 32. fxe3

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