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Game of the Day
Sunday, September 15
S Nihal
E Safarli

Death on the Nihal
(by rcs784)

Player of the Day
Peter Michalik

Opening of the Day
Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
1. e4 c6 2. ♘c3 d5 3. ♘f3 ♗g4

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Aug 17-28 2019
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July 21-31 2019
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