Bird Opening, Dutch variation – Standard chess #51

I played as black in this game, and was continually surprised multiple times against the Bird Opening. Initially I thought I’d want to combat white’s powerful light-squared bishop by opposing it on the long diagonal, however this train of thought was adjusted after white’s 3rd move. Are you familiar with the 10 golden chess moves? The Rapid time control for this game is 15 minutes with a 10 second increment.

1. f4 d5 2. g3 c5 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd2 Nf6 6. Bg2 Bf5 7. Nf3 e6 8. O-O Bc5+ 9. Kh1 O-O 10. Qe1 Bxc2 11. h3 h6 12. Nbd2 Rc8 13. g4 Ne4 14. a3 a5 15. e3 a4 16. Rg1 Nxd2 17. Qxd2 Be4 18. Qe2 Qb6 19. Ne1 Bxg2+ 20. Nxg2 Qa6 21. Qxa6 bxa6 22. Bd2 Na7 23. Bb4 Rc6 24. Rgc1 Rfc8 25. Rxc5 Rxc5 26. Bxc5 Rxc5 27. f5 e5 28. Rd1 Nc6 29. Kh2 Kf8 30. Ne1 e4 31. Rb1 Na5 32. Kg3 Ke7 33. Kf4 Kd6 34. h4 Nb3 35. g5 hxg5+ 36. hxg5 Nc1 37. g6 f6 38. Kg4 Ke5 39. Ng2 Nd3 40. b4 Rc2

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