One Mistake | Standard Chess #302

The higher you climb in chess, the more razor-thin the margins. In this 15+15 Catalan game against a 2215, I emerge from the opening with a slight pull due to Black's isolated queen's pawn (IQP), but I spend a significant amount of time in the middlegame searching for a way to maintain favorable tension. We reach a key moment when the pawn structure transforms and a pair of rooks disappear from the board.

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