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|Posted by jstevens1|
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| Subject: Two Near-Expert Draws|
I have had a good week this week in two of my mini-tournament games. In the Barmy Army Tournament against a player called luke-nl with rating of 1973 I drew and annotated this as Near-Expert Draw Part 1. I then drew another game against a player called michaeltf with an end rating of 1997 in Gothicgirl's Jubilee Party Group 6. I have annotated that as Near-Expert Draw Part 2. Hope you have a good read.
Bye for now.
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