Some key points from analysis:
- White's attempt to get Black out of book on move 3 was ill-advised; an inferior move like that offers no practical benefit in exchange for its weaknesses.
- Black could have played the more challenging 6...Bg4 (and I probably will the next time I'm in a similar position).
- Houdini validates the active 12...e5 for Black, striking in the center with White's king still there.
- Unfortunately the bishop retreat soon after on move 15 invalidates this strategy and puts Black in a hole for the rest of the game.