Blitz Chess #402: Pirc Defense #2

This is a game from the 2017 Autumn Marathon where I was playing with the white pieces in a Pirc Defense. It’s a game without queens, a “queenless middlegame” as they say. Doubled isolated pawns are usually a liability, but in rare cases may be quite alright, especially if they control key central squares. The time control was 3 minutes with a 2-second increment.

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 { B07 Pirc Defense #2 } e5 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bc4 Bb4 7. Bd2 Be6 8. Bxe6 fxe6 9. f3 c6 10. Nge2 Nbd7 11. Nc1 Kc7 12. Nd3 Be7 13. a4 a5 14. Be3 Rhb8 15. Ke2 b5 16. b3 b4 17. Nb1 c5 18. Nd2 Rd8 19. Nc4 Bd6 20. Rad1 Kc6 21. Nxb4+ cxb4 22. Rxd6+ Kc7 23. Rhd1 Nh5 24. Nb6 Ra6 25. Rxd7+ Rxd7 26. Rxd7+ Kb8 27. Nc4 Nf4+ 28. Kf2 Rc6 29. g3 Ng6 30. Rxg7 Kc8 31. Rxh7 Nf8 32. Rh8 Kd7 33. Rxf8 Rd6 34. Nxd6 Kxd6 35. Ra8

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