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|The World vs Naiditsch, 2014|
|B Wellman vs W Hodges, 1851|
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|R Tolentino vs S Fancy, 2007|
|Anand vs Ponomariov, 2014|
|R Swinkels vs Caruana, 2014|
|Grischuk vs M Rodshtein, 2014|
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|Hartston vs Spassky, 1966|
|Shirov vs Adams, 2014|
|R Lau vs Kotronias, 1988|
|Tal vs Gligoric, 1968|
|Tiviakov vs P Van der Sterren, 2001|
|S Fancy vs Abdulrahman A Masrhi, 2014|
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|F Bindrich vs S Zhigalko, 2014|
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|Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944|
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|Votava vs A Zatonskih, 2004|
|Anand vs Vallejo-Pons, 2014|
|D Moody vs A Hubbard, 2014|
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