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M Marin
R Mascarinas

The Few, the Proud, the Marins
(by ZeejDonnelly)

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Opening of the Day

Ruy Lopez, Exchange
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 a6 4. ♗xc6
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