Slav Defense, Exchange variation – Standard chess #44

I played a standard chess game as white with my opponent playing the Slav Defense. I opted for a quiet line, the exchange variation where little to no imbalance springs about structurally, or piece-wise. White hopes to grind out some tiny positional edge, or as the saying goes “draw blood from a stone”. Time controls are 15 minutes with a 2 second increment.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 { D10 Slav Defense: Exchange Variation } cxd5 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Nc3 a6 7. Rc1 g6 8. h3 Bg7 9. Nf3 O-O 10. Bd3 Re8 11. O-O Nh5 12. Bh2 e5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Be2 Nc4 15. Nxd5 Nxb2 16. Qd2 Be6 17. Nc7 Qxd2 18. Nxd2 Rad8 19. Nxe8 Rxd2 20. Bxh5 gxh5 21. Nxg7 Kxg7 22. Be5+ Kg6 23. Bxb2 Rxb2 24. Rb1 Rxa2 25. Rxb7 a5 26. Ra7 a4 27. Rc1 Bb3 28. Rc6+ Kg7 29. Rca6 Ra1+ 30. Kh2 Rc1 31. Rxa4 Bxa4 32. Rxa4 Rc2 33. f3 h6 34. Kg3 Kg6 35. Ra6+ f6 36. Ra4 Rc3 37. e4 Rd3 38. h4 Rd2 39. Ra1 Rb2 40. Rf1 Rb3 41. Rf2 Ra3 42. Kf4 Ra4 43. Rb2 Rc4 44. Rb6 Ra4 45. g3 Rc4 46. Ke3 Rc7 47. e5 Re7 48. Rxf6+ Kg7 49. Kf4 Rd7 50. Rd6

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