Blitz Adventures #22: English Rat Defense

In this game my opponent played a defense I was unfamiliar with, meaning it was probably a little dubious. It was very similar to the structure of a Queens Gambit with a different move order so I was still in partial theory. Black made the mistake of developing the Queen too early with no support or attack and it allowed me to pressure the position with tempo and development. Sticking to solid chess I was able gain an attack on the Queen side by sacing a few pieces for mate.

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1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5

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