An ill timed e4 break in the Slav Exchange
This was a 5/5 blitz game, but I think its still good to learn from these as there are usually instructive moments. I don't think blitz is good in general to learn, but since I'm addicted to it I might as well try to learn something yes? hehe
In this game I forfeited the 2 bishops a bit too easily and mistimed the thematic e4 break. Black had the disruptive move b4 through most of the middle game.. something to watch for! But luckily, I was not punished as I could have been. I also missed the great move Bc7! Often the dark square bishop turns out to be a great piece in this opening (aww i love him! <3) and specifically the c7 square. I'm a little bummed I missed this move which in this case would have won an exchange.
Despite some suspicious play though, white has a strong advantage after a tactical oversight by black and the game goes in the direction of an end game where white is simply material up. I hope you enjoy and if you have anything to add please let me know. Thanks! -Stacia