With the Lion’s Defense, black places a great value on the e5 strongpoint. When, if at all, should this point be given up? In a game of opposite sides castling, the element of time will factor in a great deal. If giving up the e5 point would aid in expediting a push against the enemy king, it would be worth at least some consideration. Who would be quicker to execute an attack? This was a 5|0 time control game, where I was playing with the black pieces.
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1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. f4 e5 5. Be3 Be7 6. Qf3 c6 7. Nge2 O-O 8. O-O-O Qa5 9. Ng3 Re8 10. Nf5 Bf8 11. Kb1 b5 12. Bd3 b4 13. Ne2 Bb7 14. h3 exd4 15. Bxd4 c5 16. Bxf6 Nxf6 17. Neg3 g6 18. Ne3 Bg7 19. f5 Rac8 20. Bc4 Ba6 21. Rxd6 Bxc4 22. Nxc4 Qb5 23. Qd3 Rc7 24. e5 Nd7 25. b3 Nxe5 26. Nxe5 Qxd3 27. Nxd3 Re3 28. Rd8+ Bf8 29. Nf4 Rxg3 30. Nd5 Rb7 31. f6
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