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Gustavo Mahia
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Miguel Quinteros

Me Gusta

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Weaver Warren Adams
(1901-1963)

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English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
1. c4 ♘f6 2. ♘c3 e6 3. e4 c5

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Apr 17-26
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Mar 10-18
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Feb 20-22
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Feb 20-22
Bjorn Thorfinnsson won this 10 player GM norm round-robin.
 

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