6.Be3 Qa5 Trying to avoid d6. I would rather get d5 in instead if given the opportunity.
7.Qd2 Nf6 8.Be2 0-0 I had written down 8...Nxe4 but did not have a follow up move for my Q after 9.Nxc6 I missed the unobvious 9...QxN!? 10.bxc3 Nxd2 11.Nxe7 Nb3 12.Rb1 Bxc3+ 13.Kd1 Kxe7 14.Rxb3 Which leaves me a pawn up
9.Nb3 Qc7 10.0-0 10.O-O-O would have been interesting
10...a6 11.a4 Ne5 12.Rfd1 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Qxc4 14.f3 d6 15.Qf2 Be6 16.Rd2 Nd7 Powerful control over b6. I don't mind the bishop there but if he gets a knight in I am in trouble
17.a5 Qc7 Yes I could have won a pawn but the dark squares around my king seem dangerous
18.Nd4 Ne5 19.Nxe6 fxe6 I am now feeling comfortable with my position at least I don't see any glaring weaknesses
20.Bd4 Ng4 Probably better is the simple Nc4 and try to snack the pawn on b2 but I was concentrating so hard on the pin after BXB with the Q that I knew there had to be something.
21.Qe2 Bxd4+ 22.Rxd4 Ne5 And there wasn't.
23.Raa4 Allows me to fix my major weakness of b6 with pins and a good position
23...b5 24.Ra2 ? axb e.p. was better because of 24...Qc5 25.Qe3 Nc6 26.Rd3 Nb4 27.Qxc5 dxc5 28.Kf2 Nxd3+ but in a hard struggle like this I have used too much time already and I did not concentrate hard enough trying to leave myself enough time for the endgame.
24...Nc6 25.Rd2 Rd1 was better to prevent Nxa5 with Rda1
25...Nxa5 26.Kf1 I don't understand his plan here
26...Nc4 27.Rd3 Ne5 28.Rd1 Qb6 29.Ke1 ? Another free pawn
29...Qg1+ 30.Kd2 Qxh2 31.b3 Rfc8 32.Rda1 ? Loses the knight
32...Qf4+ 33.Kd1 Rxc3 Just mopping up after this
34.Rxa6 Rac8 35.Ra8 Qf8 36.R8a5 Nc6 37.R5a2 Nd4 38.Qd2 Nxc2 39.Qxc3 Rxc3 40.Ra8 Nxa1 0-1