King’s Indian Defense, Sämisch Variation – Standard chess #46

I played the King’s Indian Defense in a standard chess game as black with my opponent replying with the Sämisch Variation. Pawn duos are a great strength, and should be combated at an early point. In the Sämisch Variation of the King’s Indian however, white builds a pawn trio. How can one challenge such a structure? I elect a plan that first involves supporting a b5 advance which helps to chip away at white’s strong central pawn presence. The Rapid time control for this game is 15 minutes with a 5 second increment.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e4 Bg7 5. f3 { E80 King’s Indian Defense: Sämisch Variation } a6 6. Be3 c6 7. Bd3 b5 8. Nge2 Nbd7 9. a3 bxc4 10. Bxc4 d5 11. Bd3 dxe4 12. fxe4 Ng4 13. Bd2 e5 14. d5 Qb6 15. Rf1 Bb7 16. h3 Ne3 17. Bxe3 Qxe3 18. Rf3 Qb6 19. Bc4 O-O 20. Qd2 Nf6 21. O-O-O cxd5 22. Nxd5 Bxd5 23. Bxd5 Nxd5 24. Qxd5 Rab8 25. b4 a5 26. Qxa5 Qc6+ 27. Rc3 Qxe4 28. Qd5 Qxe2 29. Rd2 Qe1+ 30. Kc2 e4 31. Rc7 e3 32. Rd1 Qf2+ 33. Kd3 e2

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