The hole on d4 | Scandinavian Defense – Blitz Chess #411

After a typical c4 kick to the black queen, white focused on a kingside fianchetto instead of establishing the usual c4/d4 pawn duo. The resulting backwardness of the white d-pawn from that point on became a focal point. This was a 5|0 time control game from’s 24-hour Summer Marathon tournament which began on July 5th, 2019. I was playing with the black pieces, and opted for the Scandinavian Defense.

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. c4 Qd8 4. b3 c5 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. Nc3 Nh6 7. Nf3 Nf5 8. Be2 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Bf1 b6 12. Ne5 Bb7 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. Qc2 Bf6 15. Ne4 Bxb2 16. Qxb2 Qd4 17. Qxd4 Nxd4 18. d3 Rfd8 19. Rac1 h6 20. Nc3 Kf8 21. Ne2 Nf5 22. Ng3 Nd4 23. Ne2 Ke7 24. Nxd4 Rxd4 25. Rc2 a6 26. Rd1 g5 27. f3 h5 28. Kf2 g4 29. Rcd2 Rg8 30. Be2 f5 31. g3 Kf6 32. Rf1 Ke5 33. f4+ Kd6 34. Ke3 h4 35. Rg1 Rh8 36. Bd1 b5 37. Bc2 b4 38. Bd1 a5 39. Be2 a4 40. Bd1 Ke7 41. Bc2 Kf6 42. Bd1 e5 43. Rf1 hxg3 44. hxg3 Rh3 45. fxe5+ Kxe5 46. Rg1 f4+ 47. Kf2 f3 48. Ke3 a3 49. Bc2 Kf5 50. Rf2 Kg5 51. Kd2 Rd6 52. Re1 Rxg3 53. Re5+ Kf4 54. Rxc5 Rg2 55. Ke1 Rxf2 56. Kxf2 g3+ 57. Kf1 Rh6 58. Ke1 f2+ 59. Ke2 Bf3+ 60. Kd2 f1=Q

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