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Game of the Day
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E E Book
G G Alexandrescu

Alexandrescu's Hog Tied Band
(by Phony Benoni)

Player of the Day
Arnold Denker

Opening of the Day
King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. ♘f3 ♗e7

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