Useful points from the game analysis:
- The early knight exchange on d4 does not appear to challenge White in this variation.
- Provoking the series of exchanges on d5 and going into a double rook and bishop ending appeared to be the correct decision, due to the weakness of Black's isolated queen pawn.
- White should have developed his rooks earlier and seized the c-file, although Black ultimately lets him do this anyway.
- Silly 18th move by White was due to a poor thinking process and not examining his opponent's potential responses (i.e. failure to falsify the candidate move).
- Unwillingness to preserve tension in the position on move 30 (a common amateur error) led to the disappearance of White's winning chances.