Blitz Chess #400: French Defense, Exchange variation

This is a game from the 2017 Autumn Marathon where I was playing with the black pieces in a French Defense, Exchange variation. How to make progress in a symmetrical pawn structure. Having the bishop pair advantage, without cost, is helpful. The time control was 3 minutes with a 2-second increment.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. c3 Nge7 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxe7 Qxe7+ 9. Qe2 Qxe2+ 10. Bxe2 Bf5 11. O-O O-O 12. Nbd2 Rfe8 13. Rfe1 Ne7 14. Bb5 c6 15. Ba4 Ng6 16. Bb3 Nf4 17. a4 a5 18. Ne5 f6 19. Nef3 Kf7 20. Rxe8 Rxe8 21. c4 Be6 22. cxd5 Bxd5 23. Bxd5+ Nxd5 24. Nc4 Bb4 25. g3 g5 26. Kg2 Re2 27. b3 h5 28. Rd1 b5 29. axb5 cxb5 30. Ne3 Nxe3+ 31. Kh3 g4+ 32. Kh4 Kg6 33. Rd3 Nf5

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