Zen Blitz Chess #409 | Scotch Game, Malaniuk variation

I didn’t know who I was playing in this blitz chess game! Why? Because I was in Zen Mode. Zen Mode helps to remove any potential distractions by showing only the chessboard/pieces and the clocks. The handles and ratings of the players, along with other side bar information are shown only after the game is completed. This was a 4|2 time control game, where I was playing with the black pieces. The opening played was the Scotch Game, Malaniuk variation.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bb4+ 5. c3 Bc5 6. Be3 Bb6 7. Nd2 Nf6 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O d5 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Bxb6 axb6 12. e5 Nd7 13. Re1 Nc5 14. Bc2 f6 15. Qh5 g6 16. Bxg6 hxg6 17. Qxg6+ Kh8 18. Re3 Qe7 19. Qh6+

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