9.Qf3 is usually seen here. When I first played through this game Qe2 seemed new to me. I was surprised to find I'd actually published several games with it years ago in BDG World (watch for my next post).9...c6 10.h4 10...h6?
Not good. Better tries would be 10...Nb6!? 11.h5 Bxc2 12.Qxc2 Qxd4 13.Qf5!?; or 10...Qa5 11.h5 Be4 12.Nc4 Qb4 13.a3 Qxc4 14.Qxc4 Bxh1±11.Nxg6± fxg6 12.Qd3 Qc7 13.Qxg6+ Kd8 14.Rh3 e5 15.Be3 exd4 16.Bxd4 Qf4 17.Ne2 17...Qxg4?
17...Qe4 is only slightly better 18.Qxe4 Nxe4 19.Nf4±18.Bxf6+ Nxf6 19.0-0-0+ Kc8 20.Qf7 20...Bc5
20...Bb4 21.Rg3 Qh5 22.Bh3+ Kb8 23.Qxg7 Re8 24.Qxf6 a5 25.Bg4+-21.Rb3 1-0.
21...Nd7 22.Rxd7 Qxd7 23.Bh3