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Hourly Classical 1h 57m 269
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U2000 Classical 57m 52
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Daily Antichess 1h 0
Kamsky 7+2 Rated 2h 17
Sicilian Defence 7+0 Rated 2h 16
Heisman ½+0 Rated 2h 14
Chajes 3+2 Rated 1h 30m 11
Denker 3+0 960 Rated 30m 9
Reshevsky 5+0 Rated 2h 16
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Matanović 5+0 45m 1
Miśta 3+2 Rated 45m 1
Shulman 5+0 45m 1
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Everything about the first week of the Tata Steel Chess tournament, live from Wijk aan Zee