In a faster Standard game (10+2), I face an unusual line of the Sicilian, 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.d4!? cxd4 4.Qxd4 a6 and now the queenside fianchetto 5.b3!?. My opponent seemed familiar with this line, so I tried to relatively quickly and solidly without going out of my way to force matters. A critical moment arises in the middlegame where I spend two minutes calculating a key continuation, but will my opponent even play it?
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