Knight outpost on d4 | Queen’s Gambit Declined, Three Knights – Blitz Chess #412

Play developed quietly and normally in the beginning against my speedy opponent. The move that would spark ideas of obtaining a positional advantage began after 11…b5. It’s an instructive game that highlights weak squares and deficient pawns on the white and black side. 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 white pieces, and we entered a Queen’s Gambit Declined, Three Knights variation.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Qc2 O-O 8. e3 h6 9. Bh4 Nbd7 10. Bd3 c6 11. O-O b5 12. Ne2 Bb7 13. Rac1 Rc8 14. Qb1 Ne4 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Rfd1 Ndf6 17. h3 c5 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Ned4 Nxd3 20. Qxd3 Ne4 21. Nd2 f5 22. f4 Rce8 23. Nxe4 dxe4 24. Qe2 Rf6 25. Rc2 Bd5 26. b3 g5 27. Qf2 gxf4 28. Qxf4 Qe5 29. Qxe5 Rxe5 30. g3 Re7 31. Kf2 Bb7 32. Rc5 Ref7 33. Rdc1 Kg7 34. Rc7 Kg6 35. Rxf7 Rxf7 36. Rc5 h5 37. h4 Rf8 38. Rc7 Bc8 39. Rc6+ Rf6 40. Rxc8 Kf7 41. Rc5 Kg6 42. Ke2 Rf8 43. Kd2 Rf6 44. Kc3 Rf8 45. Kb4 Rf6 46. Rc6 Kf7 47. Rxf6+ Kxf6 48. Ne2 f4 49. Nxf4 Kf5 50. Nxh5 Kg4 51. Nf6+ Kxg3 52. Nxe4+ Kf3 53. Nc5 Kxe3 54. Nxa6 Kf4 55. Kxb5 Kg4 56. Kc6 Kxh4 57. Nc5 Kg5 58. b4 Kf6 59. b5 Ke5 60. Kc7 Kd4 61. b6 Kc4 62. b7 Kxc5 63. b8=Q Kd5 64. a4 Ke6 65. a5 Kd5 66. a6 Ke6 67. a7 Kd5 68. a8=Q+ Kc5 69. Qb6+ Kc4 70. Qa4+ Kd3 71. Qbb3+ Kd2 72. Qaa2+

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