Leela Chess Zero traps Stockfish in the King’s Indian Defense, Simagin variation | TCEC Superfinal

Featured is game 71 between Leela Chess Zero (LCZero) and Stockfish from the Top Chess Engine Championship, Season 21’s Superfinal match of 100 games. The opening is a King’s Indian Defense, Simagin variation. I was curious enough about many of this game’s alternative human-like moves that it kept my attention for nearly 10 hours. Stockfish’s pressure on c4 gave great direction to Leela Chess Zero’s play. After some preparation, Stockfish executed a tactical sequence on the queenside. Leela reacted with a deep trap that allowed Stockfish to remain a pawn up, while essentially being a rook down!
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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. O-O Bg4 8. d5 Na5 9. b3 c5 10. Bg5 a6 11. h3 Bc8 12. e4 Nd7 13. Rc1 b5 14. Qd3 Rb8 15. Bd2 bxc4 16. bxc4 Rb4 17. Nd1 Ra4 18. Rc2 Ne5 19. Nxe5 Bxe5 20. Kh2 Bd7 21. Ne3 Bd4 22. h4 Qe8 23. Rb1 Bxe3 24. Bxa5 Bxf2 25. Rxf2 Rxa5 26. Rb7 Qd8 27. a3 Bc8 28. Rb8 Qd7 29. Rfb2 Qg4 30. Ra8 g5 31. hxg5 Qxg5 32. Rbb8 Qh6+ 33. Kg1 Qc1+ 34. Qf1 Qe3+ 35. Qf2 Rxa3 36. Qxe3 Rxe3 37. Rxc8 Rxc8 38. Rxc8+ Kg7 39. Kf2 Rc3 40. e5 Rxc4 41. exd6 exd6 42. Rd8 Rc2+ 43. Kf3 Kf6 44. Rxd6+ Ke5 45. Rxa6 f5 46. Rh6 Kxd5 47. Rxh7 Kd6 48. Rh5 Ke5 49. Bh3 Rc3+ 50. Kf2 Rc2+ 51. Kf1 Rc1+ 52. Ke2 Rc3 53. Rxf5+ Kd6 54. Rf3 Rc1 55. Re3 Ra1 56. Kf3 Kc6 57. g4 Ra8 58. g5 Rh8 59. Be6 Rf8+ 60. Kg4 Kb6 61. g6 Ra8 62. Bc4 Rd8 63. g7 Rd7 64. Rb3+ Kc7 65. Rb7+ Kxb7

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