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Daily Bullet 1h 183
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 32
U1600 Blitz 57m 67
Hourly Classical 1h 57m 220
Hourly Blitz 57m 152
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 162
Elite SuperBlitz 2h 4
Weekly Horde 3h 1
Kosintseva 5+2 Atom Rated 2h 29
Wang 1.5+2 Anti Rated 2h 15
Schories 5+0 Anti Rated 1h 30m 32
Sicilian Defence 5+0 Rated 2h 13
Lange 5+0 Rated 45m 5
Navara 3+0 Rated 1h 34
Hug 3+0 crazy Rated 30m 6
Bird 3+0 crazy Rated 45m 3
Veresov 7+2 Rated 45m 4
Westerinen 7+2 Rated 1h 40m 2
McDonnell 5+0 Rated 45m 7
McShane ½+0 Anti Rated 1h 40m 3
Gufeld 7+2 Rated 45m 3
Alekseev 2+1 Rated 30m 1
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