Rapid Time #10: Destruction On the Way Up

I want to start this with an apology to those in the 20minute rapid pool on chess.com. I generally don’t play longer controls online because of the possibility of cheating so my rating is very low compared to my usual modes. In efforts to equalize my rating across all time controls I’ve been jumping in the rapid game pool the last couple days. Playing against someone 4 or 500 points above your own level can be frustrating but insightful experience.

The two games I wanted to share today I played Black and both started in the Indian defense but transposed to different openings. The two critical position in each game are in the positions below. The analysis will have the full variation.

RT10
Black to move and win.

Game 1 Analysis

RT11
Black to move and gain an advantage

Game 2 Analysis

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