My approach was to just use General Principles. Consider these:
1. Play faster than your opponent in blitz chess. That was a challenge in this game because my opponent DID play fast. After 16 moves I was only ahead by five seconds. After 24 moves I was up by 16 seconds.
2. Develop faster than your opponent. After 12 moves I had played all my but my Ra8, which was already on a good square since advancing my a-pawn was a likely scenerio.
3. Swap off your weakest pieces. 13...Bxf3 was a good example.
4. Grab open files (Rfc8), diagonals (Bd6) and outposts (Nc4/Ne4) for active play.
5. Attack your opponent's weak points: a4, c3.
6. Keep your king safe: 9...0-0; 22...h6.
7. Threaten undefended material and look for a tactical finish. Like almost every chess game at any level, this one was decided by a tactical blunder.
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