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Friday, August 18
Zile
vs
Nyberg

Misguided Zile

Player of the Day
Dorian Rogozenco
(1973-)

Opening of the Day
Grunfeld, Russian Variation
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 g6 3. ♘c3 d5 4. ♕b3

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Paris, France
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Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)
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