I late-joined a Rapid tournament while I was livestreaming on 10-9-21. Highlighted is the 2nd game I played in the event. I had the black pieces and played a Caro-Kann Defensive System in response to the English Opening. It was on my 6th move that I began thinking about the deployment of my queen bishop and white’s reply to it with Qb3 (pinpointing the newly weakened b7 pawn). Only after those thoughts of standard development of another piece did I recognize a new move that was possible as a result of black not yet occupying the center with a pawn. White’s 6th move ultimately lead to black gaining space in the center, and the game proceeding unconventionally. The Rapid time control for this game is 10 minutes with a 0 second increment.
1. c4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Nf3 d4 7. Nb5 d3 8. e3 a6 9. Nc3 e5 10. a3 Be7 11. b4 Be6 12. Bb2 Rc8 13. Na4 Nd7 14. Rc1 O-O 15. O-O b5 16. Nc3 f5 17. Ne1 Bc4 18. Nd5 Nf6 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6 20. Nf3 e4 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Ne1 Qe6 23. f3 Bb3 24. Nc2 dxc2 25. Qe2 Qc4 26. Qe1 Ne5 27. d4 Nd3 28. Qd2 Nxc1 29. Rxc1 Qd3 30. Qxd3 exd3 31. e4 d2
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