Blitz Chess #374: Tarrasch Defense, Classical variation

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Tarrasch Defense, Classical variation. White seeks some clarification with the central pawn structure by applying pressure to black’s c5 pawn. Black’s reply would play an important role in the course of the game. To change the structure with c4, thus obtaining a queenside majority, or something else?

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. g3 Nc6 5. Bg2 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. d4 Be7 8. O-O O-O { D34 Tarrasch Defense: Classical Variation } 9. Be3 Ng4 10. Bf4 Bf6 11. dxc5 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Be6 13. Qa4 Qd7 14. Rab1 Bf5 15. Rbd1 Be4 16. Rd2 Rfe8 17. Rfd1 Nge5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. Qxe4 dxe4 20. Rxd7 Nxd7 21. Rxd7 b6 22. c6 Rac8 23. c7 f5 24. f3 e3 25. Bd6 Re6 26. f4 Rxd6 27. Rxd6 Rxc7 28. Bd5+ Kf8 29. c4 b5 30. cxb5 Rc1+ 31. Kg2 Rc2 32. Kf3 Rb2 33. a4 Rb4 34. Ra6 Ke7 35. Kxe3 g6 36. Kf3 Kf8 37. Rxa7 Rb1 38. Bc4 Rb4 39. Bd3 Rb1 40. a5 Rb4 41. a6 Rb2 42. Rb7 Rb4 43. a7

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  1. Jerry – not sure where you have been, but I miss you and your content โค๏ธ

  2. Jerry, you're spoiling us with all these fantastic uploads. I haven't even seen the whole video yet but I know it's going to be good!

  3. Jerry, this may be a silly question, but do you take requests? I'd like to see you play the Alekhine's Defense sometime!

  4. on move 16 can't you take the bishop with the queen ?

  5. Cool video. I noticed that the computer said you made a blunder as well. Is that the rook move that you missed at the end? It's always quite interesting to see what the computer notices that we miss.

  6. It seemed in that bishop and rook endgame your opponent might have been able to win back a piece with some rook on the 2nd file attacking your bishop which was supported by your rook with his King so close and maybe force your rook away from defense of the bishop I.e. 32… rd2! 33. kxe3 rd1! An how do you escape the pin if rd7 for bc6 or e6 just ke7! Cheers and nice video! (It never appeared you were losing in the endgame so either my line is off or black loses to many pawns.

  7. At some point I said ke7! I meant ke8! Rd6 ke7!

  8. That fellow was playing a lost game…but whatever.

  9. Well played. Your channel is awesome. I have a Youtube channel as well. Keep going!

  10. can't you just take the bishop with the queen at move 16?

  11. hi jerry are you jerry the king from wwf ?

  12. Did you just miss 40. Bxb1 or is that a bad move?

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