Blitz Chess #347: Queen’s Gambit Declined, Tarrasch

This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|2. The opening was a Queen’s Gambit Declined by transposition. The activation of black’s queen bishop can sometimes be a little difficult with a white bishop deployed early to g2. If black can get the queen bishop working, equality in the position is usually not far off. An ending with opposite colored bishops is not necessarily a draw, especially when each side still possesses a rook, and pawns fixed on the same color as that of the opposing bishop.

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 { A15 English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense, King’s Knight Variation } c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Nc3 d5 5. d4 e6 6. Bg2 dxc4 7. e3 cxd4 8. exd4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qxc4 Rc8 12. Qe2 Nb4 13. Ne5 Bc6 14. Nxc6 Nxc6 15. Be3 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Qxd4 17. Bxb7 Rb8 18. Bf3 Qb4 19. Rab1 Rfd8 20. Kg2 g6 21. Rfc1 Kg7 22. Rc2 h5 23. h4 Rd4 24. Nd1 Rbd8 25. Ne3 e5 26. a3 Qb8 27. Qe1 e4 28. Be2 Qe5 29. b4 Nd5 30. Rb3 Nxe3+ 31. Rxe3 f5 32. f4 Qd6 33. Qc1 Kh6 34. Rc6 Qd5 35. Rc7 Bf6 36. Qc6 Qxc6 37. Rxc6 Bg7 38. Rc7 R8d7 39. Rxd7 Rxd7 40. Kf1 Rd2 41. Rb3 Bd4 42. a4 Ra2 43. Bb5 Kg7 44. Bc6 Kf6 45. a5 Ke7 46. Bd5 Kf6 47. Bb7 Ke7 48. Bd5 Kf6 49. Rb1 Bc3 50. Bxa2

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  1. after 10. Qa4, what was wrong with taking the pawn d4 via Nxd4?

  2. Interesting game, I actually learned some things. Awesome video (:

  3. Great video as always! Do you consider playing longer games? For instance 10 or 15 minutes games?

  4. Jerry, it's nice to know I'm not the only one out there dropping rooks!

  5. Jerry-Wednesday-Wesley So-Lichess yes or no? It is blitz 3+0… please play and stream, please πŸ™‚ Did I say please?

  6. Jerry, are you considering playing tomorrow's ChessWhiz Cup III (Crazyhouse) or next week's GM Wesley So Blitz arena (3+0, with Wesley So!)?

  7. You know what piss me off Jerry, when you lose on time, i mean i come here to learn from your playing and also see how you smash your opponent and for like one month and a half that hasn't happened, i want to see the Jerry i subscribed, that Jerry was competitive and smashed a lot of people, also i'd like to see you berserking once in a while to opponents, well i know that you never actually have prefered it, but it would be nice, and perhaps in these days you probably have a problem that is messing with your chess, i see all your vids, all of then, i have the notifications activated with you and i hope you in the future will start smashing people around playing more aggresive and improving.. that way the people who follow you will improve too

  8. at the 7:50 ish position was bxa3 available? winning a pawn? Nice vid as always.

  9. "How did this one end? I dropped my rook. laugh Does that ever happen with you? It happens with me." It's things like this that make you so great to follow. πŸ™‚

  10. Have you ever considered playing games like this with a face-cam? That'd be so awesome to see!!

  11. I was shouting Rd2 at my screen (between the queen and the rook). You would win the b-pawn. Unless I'm looking at it the wrong way.

  12. Hey Jerry, you ask yourself the question "where does my bishop belong" in almost every game, but I am in many games unsure of be2,bd3, to pin the knight etc. Is the motif behind knowing where the bishop belongs further explained in any of your videos?Thanks!

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