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Johannes Zukertort
Joseph Henry Blackburne

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Richter-Veresov Attack
1. d4 d5 2. ♘c3 ♘f6 3. ♗g5

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Chita, Russia
Aug 8-21
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Jul 27-Aug 8
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Heixiazi, China
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Biel, Switzerland
Jul 18-31
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Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
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