>trying out the modern defense

>Here is a win from two days ago. My opponent was rated at 1615 and I at 1461, so it was a good win for me. I was also playing black. As usual, this game was played at ChessWorld.

I used this game to try the Modern Defense, a defense I have used several times. This strategy is all about attacking and undermining “White’s “ideal” position without directly attempting to occupy the center.” But I can’t say I really know the Modern. After the first several moves I’m just flying by the seat of my pants.

1.e4 g6
2.d3 Bg7
3.Qf3 e5
4.Be2 Nc6
5.c3 Nge7
6.h4 d6
7.b4 Be6
8.Bg5 h6
9.Bxe7 Qxe7
10.a4 O-O
11.Qg3 d5
12.exd5 Bxd5
13.h5 e4
14.hxg6 fxg6
15.d4 Rae8
16.Qxg6 Rf6
17.Qg3 Ref8
18.Nh3 Qd6
19.Qxd6 cxd6
20.Nd2 b6
21.c4 Bf7
22.Nxe4 Re6
23.Bf3 Nxd4
24.Rc1 Re5
25.O-O Bh5
26.Nxd6 Nxf3+
27.gxf3 Rxf3
28.b5 Rxh3
29.Nc8 Rg5+ {White king mated} 0-1

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