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Nigel Short
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Vidmantas Malisauskas

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Horatio Caro
(1862-1920)

Opening of the Day
Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 ♘f6 5. ♘c3 e6

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