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Eero Einar Book
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Book of Revelation

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Valery A Loginov
(1955-)

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Benoni, Taimanov Variation
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. ♘c3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f4 ♗g7 8. ♗b5+

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London, England
Dec 1-11
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Nov 26-28
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