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  13. Can someone give me pointers? Dinosuarus To castle? Or a two rook check mate? Both? Also thanks, Linnemann and …
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  17. Can someone give me pointers? Dinosuarus This other game of mine is one where I won, but I would still like som…
  18. Small bug PegasusPony Hi guys. https://nl.lichess.org/k1YNOoWg/white#97 The graph says…
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