Blitz Chess #407 | Sicilian Defense, Maróczy Bind

I intended to play a d4 based game, but my opponent invited me into a Sicilian. After only a few moves we had a Maróczy Bind combating a Dragon setup on board. Inherent with the Maróczy Bind is a space advantage for white. How can white put such an advantage to use, and in what way might black counter in this instance? This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the white pieces.

1. Nf3 c5 { A04 Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation } 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nc2 Nf6 7. e4 d6 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O b6 10. Be3 Bb7 11. Qd2 Re8 12. Rfd1 Ne5 13. f3 Nfd7 14. Rac1 a5 15. Nd5 Nc5 16. b3 a4 17. b4 Ncd7 18. Na3 Rc8 19. Bh6 Bh8 20. Nb5 Bxd5 21. cxd5 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Qb8 23. Nd4 Rc8 24. Nc6 Nxc6 25. dxc6 Ne5 26. b5 Qa7 27. f4

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