AlphaZero goes fishing with Stockfish

It’s another Queen’s Indian Defense, but with a twist. After AlphaZero undermines f5 with 10. d5, the king knight does not look to occupy the f5 post, but rather g5 to set up a fishing pole tactic. A lot factors must be in place for the fishing pole to be effective. Namely the white queen and king rook must observe, however indirect, the h7 square. What does this imply? Well, routine moves like 0-0 by AlphaZero will not be executed too soon, if at all!

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 { E16 Queen’s Indian Defense: Riumin Variation } 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Qc2 Na6 9. a3 c5 10. d5 exd5 11. Ng5 Nc7 12. h4 h6 13. Nxd5 Ncxd5 14. cxd5 d6 15. a4 Qd7 16. Bc3 Rfe8 17. O-O-O Bd8 18. e4 Ng4 19. Bh3 hxg5 20. f3 f5 21. fxg4 fxg4 22. Bf1 gxh4 23. Bb5 Qf7 24. gxh4 Bf6 25. Rhf1 Rf8 26. Bxf6 gxf6 27. Rf4 Qg7 28. Be2 Qh6 29. Rf1 g3 30. Qd3 Kh8 31. Qxg3 Rae8 32. Bd3 Bc8 33. Kb1 Rf7 34. Qf2 Bd7 35. h5 Ref8 36. Bc2 Be8 37. Rf3 Re7 38. Rxf6 Qxf6 39. Qxf6+ Rxf6 40. Rxf6 Kg7 41. Rxd6 Bxh5 42. Kc1 Re5 43. a5 bxa5 44. Kd2 Be8 45. Ra6 Rh5 46. Bd3 a4 47. d6 Bf7 48. d7 Rh8 49. e5

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