Blitz Chess #406: Slav Defense, Quiet variation

This is a game from the 2017 Autumn Marathon where I was playing with the white pieces in the Slav Defense, Quiet variation, Pin Defense. How well would the bishop pair function in a static structure? With black having some kingside space, denoted by a fixed black pawn on e4, an attack against the white king must not be underestimated. The time control was 3 minutes with a 2-second increment.

PGN:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 { D12 Slav Defense: Quiet Variation, Pin Defense } 5. Nc3 e6 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Nbd7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bd3 Bd6 10. Bd2 O-O 11. O-O Re8 12. Rab1 a5 13. Rfc1 Qe7 14. Qd1 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Bf1 Nf6 17. Be2 Nd5 18. Bc4 Nf6 19. a3 a4 20. Bf1 g6 21. Rc4 Bc7 22. Rxa4 Qd6 23. g3 h5 24. Rxa8 Rxa8 25. Bb4 Qe6 26. Bg2 h4 27. g4 Nd5 28. Bd2 Qd6 29. Qc2 f5 30. Qd1 Rf8 31. gxf5 Rxf5 32. Qg4 Qh2+ 33. Kf1 Qg3 34. Qxg3 hxg3 35. Bxe4 Rxf2+ 36. Ke1 Rh2 37. Rc1 Rxh3 38. Ke2 Bd6 39. Rg1 Rh2+ 40. Rg2 Rxg2+ 41. Bxg2 Kf7 42. Be1 Nb6 43. Be4 Nc4 44. Bc3 Kf6 45. Bd3 Nb6 46. e4 Kg5 47. Kf3 Bf4 48. b3 Kh4 49. Bf1 g5 50. Be1 Nd7 51. e5 Nf8 52. Bg2 Ne6 53. Ke4 Bc1 54. a4 Bb2 55. d5 cxd5+ 56. Kxd5 Nf4+ 57. Kd6 Nxg2 58. e6 Bf6 59. Bb4 Nf4 60. Bc5 g2 61. e7 Bxe7+ 62. Kxe7 Kg3 63. Kd7 Nd5 64. Kc8 Kf3 65. Kxb7 Ne3 66. a5 g1=Q 67. a6 Qc1 68. Bb6 Qc3 69. a7 Qg7+ 70. Kb8 Qf8+ 71. Kb7 Qe7+ 72. Kb8 Qe8+ 73. Kb7 Qd7+ 74. Kb8 Nd5 75. a8=Q Ke4 76. Ba5 Ke5 77. Qb7 Qe8+ 78. Ka7 g4 79. Be1 Kd6 80. Qb8+ Qxb8+ 81. Kxb8 Kc5 82. Kc8 Ne3 83. Kd7 Nf5 84. Ke6 Nd4+ 85. Ke5 Nxb3 86. Kf4 Kd4 87. Kxg4 Kd3 88. Kg3

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