English Opening, Karpov System (Computer4-Impossible) – Standard chess #31

I played a standard chess game as black with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 5 second increment against Computer4-Impossible. The opening played was the English Opening, Karpov System. The engine’s play is anything but typical in this game, and I was already shocked as early as move 6. You won’t find many humans investing the most important minor piece in order to damage an opponent’s queenside structure. It’s always a tricky battle against the beast. One can be slightly better objectively, but converting it to the full point is always a tough task. One slip against the machine, and you can forget about winning.

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 Bc5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e3 a6 6. d4 exd4 7. Bxc6+ bxc6 8. exd4 Ba7 9. Nf3 Ne7 10. O-O O-O 11. Re1 h6 12. Be3 Bg4 13. d5 Bxe3 14. Rxe3 c5 15. b3 Qd7 16. Re1 Rfe8 17. Qd3 Qf5 18. Qxf5 Nxf5 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 20. Re1 Rxe1+ 21. Nxe1 Nd4 22. f4 Bf5 23. Kf2 Kf8 24. Ke3 Nc2+ 25. Nxc2 Bxc2 26. g4 Ke7 27. f5 h5 28. h3 Kf6 29. Kd2 hxg4 30. hxg4 Bxf5 31. gxf5 Kxf5 32. Nb5 g5 33. Nxc7 g4 34. Nxa6 g3 35. Ke2 Kg4 36. Kf1 f5 37. b4 f4 38. bxc5 f3 39. cxd6 g2+ 40. Kf2 Kh3 41. d7 Kh2 42. d8=Q g1=Q+ 43. Kxf3 Qd1+ 44. Ke3 Qc1+ 45. Kd4 Qg1+ 46. Kc3 Qe3+ 47. Kb4 Qd2+ 48. Kb5

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