Slav Defense, Modern – Standard chess #37

I played a standard chess game as white with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Slav Defense, Modern. Play begins quietly, but soon turns somewhat principled and direct up until nearly move 20. What is desirable for each side in an isolated pawn position? To trade or not to trade? Is there a specific trade that is more than likely favor the side playing against the isolate pawn?

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 { D11 Slav Defense: Modern } 4. g3 e6 5. Nbd2 Nbd7 6. Bg2 b5 7. b3 bxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. O-O Bd6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Nb3 Nce4 13. Bb2 O-O 14. Rc1 Ba6 15. Nfd4 Qd7 16. f3 Ng5 17. Nc5 Bxc5 18. Rxc5 Bc4 19. Qd2 Ne6 20. Nxe6 fxe6 21. Be5 Rac8 22. Rxc8 Qxc8 23. Bh3 Qc6 24. a3 Qa6 25. Re1 Nd7 26. Bd4 Rf7 27. Qe3 Nf8 28. Kf2 e5 29. Bxe5 Qg6 30. Bd4 Qh5 31. Kg2 a6 32. Bg4 Qg6 33. h4 h5 34. Bh3 Rb7 35. Qg5 Qxg5 36. hxg5 Rb3 37. Bc5 Ng6 38. Be6+ Kh7 39. Bf5 Rb5 40. Bd4 Rb3 41. Kf2 Rxa3 42. Rh1 Ra2 43. Rxh5+ Kg8 44. Bxg6 Rxe2+ 45. Kg1 a5 46. Rh2 Re1+ 47. Kg2 a4 48. Kh3 a3 49. Rd2 Re2 50. Rxe2 Bxe2 51. Kg2 Kf8 52. Kf2 Bc4 53. Bc5+ Kg8 54. Bxa3 Bb3 55. Bb2

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