ACF Bulletin #233, September 8, 2003

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In this issue

* Australian Championships
* Tasmania: Launceston weekender
* NSW Championship games 
* Games: Gardiner game, junior game
* Problems: Andy Sag
* World News: Russian Championships, Nordic Championships
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

Australian Championships

The South Australian Chess Association and the Adelaide University Chess Club present the 2003/2004 Lidums Adelaide University Australian Chess Championships, including the Australian Reserves Tournament and Australian Senior Championships. This is the first Championships in Adelaide for over 20 years, and will be held from 29th December 2003 to 10th January 2004. Grandmaster Ian Rogers is a confirmed entrant, his first championships since it was last held in Adelaide.

There are over $10,000 in prizes available, with refreshments, daily bulletins and many social events provided. The Championships will be held in the heart of Adelaide's CBD, on the city campus of the University of Adelaide, in the Union Building. The venue overlooks the River Torrens, is very close to transport and shops, and there's a pub upstairs! The Australian Lightning and Rapid Play Championships will be held on the 1st and 7th January respectively.

Come down on the 26th of December for the Lidums Foundation Australian Allegro Championships at Glenelg - for $2000 prizes at only $12 entry its a bargin! There will also be a simul/blitz tournament involving Ian Rogers in the bustling Rundle Mall on the 27th December.

Plenty of events, and plenty of fun to be had by all. Thanks to our sponsors the Lidums Foundation and Adelaide University. Suggested accommodation, as well as all relevant details, are to be found on our website:

Hope to see you there!

Launceston Weekender

This year's Launceston Weekender attracted a significantly increased field, and was a friendly tournament played in excellent spirit with no incidents.

Malaysian student Lim Yee-Weng, who is staying in Tasmania for a year, won the tournament as expected, but faced impressive resistance from Paul Berzins and Reg Harvey in his games with them, before drawing his last round game with second seed Kevin Bonham to clinch the tournament.

Most of the drama occurred in round 2 when seeds 2-5 managed a feeble 0.5/4 between them. Bonham had the worst of a draw with Slidziunas, Gibbs lost to Berzins and Rezaie-Chalezamini to Donnelly, while Frame played an unsound sacrifice against Ivkovic. Frame recovered with strong wins against Rezaie-Chalezamini and Harvey to tie Bonham for second.

Paul Berzins won the U1700 ratings prize after a remarkable last-round win against John Slidziunas, exploiting errors to dismantle what could have been an inescapable mating net with a series of resourceful moves. Joe Basic upset Ivkovic in the final round to win the U1500 rating prize, leapfrogging Graham Richards whose 2.5/3 flying start was rewarded with appointments with Bonham and Gibbs.

4.5/5 Lim Yee-Weng (FIDE 2263)
4.0 Kevin Bonham (1908), Nigel Frame (1758)
3.5 Paul Berzins (1644), Glen Gibbs (1842)
3.0 Reg Harvey (1672), John Slidziunas (1662), Ramin Rezaie-Chalezamini (1783), Phil Donnelly (1631), Joe Basic (1251)
2.5 Graham Richards (1420), Neil Thornton (1228 ), Tony Sturges (1313)
2.0 Milutin Ivkovic (1467), Janice Martin (1351), John Adams (1372), Dallas Fry (1320), Persa Divkovic* (977), Zdravka Djekanovic* (1048 ), Zachary Frame* (805)
1.5 Leo Minol (1166), Erin Frame* (unr)
1.0 Zorka Radovanovic* (518)

* = includes bye.

- Kevin Bonham

NSW Championship

72 players are contesting the event at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club on Sunday afternoons. Armen Ayvazyan (2334) is the top seed.

Some round 3 games:

John Baba-Michael Tracey
ECO: D93

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c6 7. Be2 Bg4 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Bxf3 e6 10. O-O Qe7 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Qb3 Rd8 13. Rac1 b6 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bxf6 Qxf6

John Baba-Michael Tracey

16. Nxd5!! cxd5 17. Bxd5 Nd7 18. Bxa8 Rxa8 19. Rc7 Qd6 20. Rfc1

(White's little combination has given him a dominating position)

20...Bf8 21. a3 a6 22. R1c6 Qe7 23. Rxg6+ Bg7 24. Rxb6 Qd8 25. Rbb7 Rc8 26. Rxd7 Rc1+ 27. Kh2 Qf8 28. Rxf7 Qd6+ 29. g3 1-0

Raul Samar-Harris Muljadi

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 d6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Nxe4!?

Raul Samar-Harris Muljadi

(The start of a remarkable tactical sequence, hingeing on the hanging Nd4. Now 10.Bxe7 Nxd2 11.Bxd8 Nxd4 is OK for Black. )

10. Nxe4 Bxg5 11. Nxe6!?

(Or 11.Nxc6 Bxd2 12.Nxd8 Bf4 and Black regains the piece)

11...Bxd2 12. Nxd8 Bf4 13. Nxc6 bxc6

(After the dust settles, Black has an edge with his two bishops)

14. Rad1 d5 15. Nc5 Rb8 16. b3 Bd6 17. Na4 Be5 18. c4 Rd8 19. Rfe1 Bd6 20. cxd5 cxd5 21. Bf3 Be6 22. g3 Bb4 23. Re5 Rd6 24. Rd4 a5 25. Kg2 Rc8 26. h4 Kf8 27. Re2 Rc1 28. g4 g6 29. Kg3 Kg7 30. Kf4 Rd8 31. Kg3 h6 32. Bg2 g5 33. h5 Kf6 34. Kh3 Bd6 35. Rd3 Bf4 36. Bf3 d4 37. Kg2 Rd6 38. Nb2 Rc3 39. Rxc3 dxc3 40. Na4 Bd2 41. Rxd2 cxd2 42. Nc3 Ke5 43. Bd1 Rc6 44. Na4 Rc1 45. Nb2 Rb1 46. Nd3+ Kd4 47. Be2 Re1 48. Kf3 Bxg4+ 0-1

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Victorian Winter Interclub: the finals

(Last week I mistakenly referred to this event as the Box Hill Interclub - ed)

A grade was won by Pacmen (Peter Froehlich, John Nemeth, Michelle Lee, Ruperto Lugo) after leading this grade for the entire qualifying season. Sam Chow was a stalwart on board 1 in the early rounds. Jawbreakers were a commendable second.

B grade’s Dandenong (Geoff Cook, Keith Jenkins, Milic Sucevic, Zhigen Lin had a scare as 3 games (against the Old’N’Bold) finished with draws and it all depended on Sunil Sunilson v Keith Jenkins; predictably a French defence. Keith’s nerve held and justice was done. But another hurdle awaits Dandenong. In this grade, a parallel competition has been held on the other side of Melbourne at the Hobson’s Bay chess club. Dandenong needs to win over the other qualifier to be declared Victoria’s best.

C grade’s See-one-see-all faltered after such a good qualifying run. Girlpower (Casey Hickman, Rocheleh Ziffer, Elena Galiabovitch, Natasha Lauder) triumphed today and for the future of women’s chess in Australia they are a great hope.

D Grade leaders, Currently, were first with daylight second in the qualifiers; but they failed to hold their nerve in the Final play-off where Mentone prevailed (Metin Mustafa, Paul Dallimore, Paul Sanderson, Ryan Brice). Well done by Mentone.

Finally, we should record thanks to Gary Wastell as Interclub Director, Gerrit Hartland as Box Hill organiser (23 teams), Frank Meerbach as Arbiter, and Phillip O’Connor as Web-master.

Keep contact with Club activities by reading

- Trevor Stanning

Website: book reviews, problems wanted

I'd like to add two new sections to the ACF website: book reviews and problems. All readers are invited to submit reviews or problems for inclusion on the pages. I've long wanted to set up a problems page but have not had the material. The spur for the book reviews idea was the very kind offer of several excellent reviews by an overseas writer, whose work should appear on the site soon.

While we're at it, the "records" section of the ACF website is hopelessly out of date, partly because of slackness by yours truly and partly because some files were replaced incorrectly during a server update. If anybody knows who the missing champions are, please email me:

Here's our inaugural effort by Queensland player Andy Sag:

Solution next week

World news


Russian Championship

The Russian Championship in Krasnojarsk has featured some extraordinary games.

Leading scores after 4 rounds:
3.5 Svidler, Morozevich, Motylev, Jakovenko
3.0 Malakhov, Volkov, Kharlov, Timofeev, Yakovich, Ulibin, Bachin
2.5 Dreev, Khalifman, Zvjaginsev, Tregubov, Alekseev, Najer, Dolmatov, Shipov, Popov, Kornev, Ivanov, Dvoirys, Belozerov, Fominyh, Potkin, Evdokimov
2.0 Grischuk, Rublevsky, Sakaev, Epishin, Filippov, Smirnov, Tiviakov, Rustemov, Yevseev, Inarkiev, Glek, Lugovoi, Gleizerov, Sorokin, Sveshnikov, Ionov, Sherbakov, Belov, Kiriakov, Vorobiov, Bezgodov, Tseshkovsky, Riazantsev, Klimov, Rashkovsky, Grigoriants,Obukhov, Yandarbiev, Lependin

Eighty players including fifty-seven grandmasters and fifteen International Masters are playing. The top twenty-two players are rated above 2600. Alexander Grischuk 2732 and Peter Svidler 2723 are the top two seeds.

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Svidler has been in electrifying form:

[Event "56th ch-RUS"]
[Site "Krasnoyarsk RUS"]
[Date "2003.09.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Svidler,P"]
[Black "Sherbakov,R"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2723"]
[BlackElo "2555"]
[EventDate "2003.09.03"]
[ECO "B61"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 Bd7 7. Qd2 Rc8 8. f4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Qa5 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 e6 12. O-O-O Bc6 13. Nb5 Bxb5 14. exf6 Bc6 15. h4 g6 16. Bc4 Qc5 17. Qd3 Qf5 18. Qb3 Rd8 19. Rdf1 Qg4 20. Bxe6!!


(20...Qxe6 21.Re1 Be4 22.Qxe6+ and 23.Rxe4 or 22.Qa4+ wins)

21. Rf4!

(Gaining a crucial tempo to prepare a doubling of rooks)

21...Qe2 22. f7+ Kd7 23. Rd4+ Bd6 24. Rhd1 Bd5 25. Rxd5! exd5 26. Qxb7+ 1-0

(It's mate soon)

Next up, a truly remarkable early piece sacrifice pushed to a brutal conclusion:

[Event "56th ch-RUS"]
[Site "Krasnoyarsk RUS"]
[Date "2003.09.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Sakaev, K."]
[Black "Vorobiov, E."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D20"]
[WhiteElo "2655"]
[BlackElo "2547"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2003.09.03"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nc6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. d5 Na5 7. Nf3 Bd6 8. Qa4+ Bd7!!??

(An amazing sac, principally because ...c6 seems possible. Black gets surprising compensation)

9. Qxa5 a6!

(The white queen's in big trouble)

 10. b4 b6 11. Qa3 a5 12. Qc1 axb4 13. Ne2 Nxe4 14. Qxc4 Nc5 15. Ng3 f5 16. Be2!?

(A moral victory for Black: White offers the piece back by allowing 16...f4)

16...Ra3!? 17. O-O O-O 18. Bc1 Ra4 19. Bd1 b3! 20. Qc3 f4 21. Ne2 Rxa2 22. Rxa2 bxa2 23. Bb2 Qe7

(Black has a troublesome passed pawn and a looming kingside storm)

24. Nc1 e4 25. Re1 Ra8 26. Ba1 Qf6 27. Nd4 f3! 28. Ncb3 fxg2 29. Bc2 Qh6 30. h3 Nd3! 31. Ne6 Bxe6 32. Rxe4 Qg5!

(Threatening ...Bh2+!!)

33. f4 Nxf4 0-1

A remarkable combination:

[Event "56th ch-RUS"]
[Site "Krasnoyarsk RUS"]
[Date "2003.09.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Inarkiev,E"]
[Black "Obukhov,A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2582"]
[BlackElo "2487"]
[EventDate "2003.09.03"]
[ECO "A99"]
1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. b3 a5 8. Nc3 Qe8 9. Re1 Qh5 10. e4 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 fxe4 12. Rxe4 Na6 13. Bf4 Bf6 14. Qe2 Bd7 15. Re1 Rae8 16. h4 h6 17. Bd2 Nb4 18. g4! Qg6 19.g5! Bd8 20. gxh6 Bc6

(White's adventurous thrust on the kingside has gained him space but - Black thinks - weakened his position. Alas, White sees further ...)

21. Rxe6!! Bxf3 22. Qxf3!! Rxe6 23. Rxe6 Qxe6 24. Qxf8+!! Kxf8 25. h7!!

(The beautiful point: Black is powerless to stop the new queen)

25...Bf6 26.h8=Q+ Qg8 27. Qxg8+ Kxg8 28. Bxb7 Bxd4 29. a3 Nc2 30. Bxa5 Bb6 31. Bc3 Nxa3 32. Be4 Bc5 33. Kg2 Kf8 34. f4 c6 35. Kf3 d5 36. cxd5 cxd5 37. Bxd5 Nb5 38. Be5 g6 39. Kg4 Be7 40. Be4 Kf7 41. Bd5+ Kf8 42. Be4 Kf7 43. Bc6 Nd6 44. b4 Nc8 45. Bd5+ Kf8 46. b5 Bd8 47. Be6 Nb6 48. Bd4 Ke7 49. f5 Kd6 50. Bf7 1-0

[Event "56th ch-RUS"]
[Site "Krasnoyarsk RUS"]
[Date "2003.09.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kornev,Alexe"]
[Black "Khairullin,I"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2566"]
[BlackElo "2445"]
[EventDate "2003.09.03"]
[ECO "B22"]
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nf3 e6 6. cxd4 b6 7. Nc3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Qc7 9. Bd2 Bb7 10. Bd3 d6 11. O-O Nd7 12. Bf4 Be7 13. Re1 O-O 14. Rc1 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 dxe5 16. dxe5 Nc5 17. Bc2 Rfd8 18. Re3 g6 19. Bh6 Rac8 20. Qg4 Rd5 21. h4 Rcd8 22. h5 Nd3 23. Qg3!!

(Protecting the e5 pawn - and offering a rook - because the kingside attack is strong. 23...Nxc1 24.hxg6 hxg6 25.Bxg6 is curtains, and if 23...Nxe5 the knight is pinned to the queen)

23...Qxc3 24. Rxd3! Rxd3 25. Bxd3 Qxd3 26. Qxd3 Rxd3 27. Rc7! Bd8

(A pawn down, white has a dominating position and an ongoing attack)

28. Rxa7 gxh5 29. Kh2 Rd5 30. f4 b5 31. Ra8 f6

(Necessary to stop Bg5, but weakening still)

32. Ra7 fxe5 33. f5!!

(A beautiful and - for me at least - surprising move. The point is twofold: 33...exf5 means that the rook on d5 is not protected, so 34.Rg7+ Kf8 35. Rd7+ wins, (or 34...Kh8 35.Rf7!); and also, the f5 pawn joins the attack.)

33...Rd4 34. Rg7+ Kf8 35. fxe6 Ke8 36. Rg8+ Ke7 37. Bg5+ Kxe6 38. Rxd8 Ra4 39. Rd2 e4 40. Kg3 Kf5 41. Rd5+ Ke6 42. Rxb5 Rxa2 43. Bf4 h4+ 44. Kh3 Rf2 45. Re5+ Kf6 46. Rxe4 Kf5 47. Be3 Re2 48. Rf4+ 1-0

After falling to an inspired piece sac in round 1, three-time Russian champion Sakaev got some poetic justice in this game:

[Event "56th ch-RUS"]
[Site "Krasnoyarsk RUS"]
[Date "2003.09.04"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Ovetchkin,R"]
[Black "Sakaev,K"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2519"]
[BlackElo "2655"]
[EventDate "2003.09.03"]
[ECO "B85"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Kh1 a6 9. a4 Nc6 10. f4 Qc7 11. Be3 Re8 12. Bf3 Bf8 13. Qd2 Rb8 14. Rad1 Nd7 15. Qf2 Nb4 16. e5 d5 17. Qg3 Nc5 18. f5 g6 19. f6 Nc6 20. Bf4 Qb6 21. Qh4!? Qxb2!? 22. Bh6!

(Fairly standard Sicilian fare until now, when things get very double-edged. Sakaev have thought ...Qxc3 threatening ...Qxe3 was a big threat, but with this move, White dramatically removes one of his vulnerable pieces: ...Qxc3 is met by 23.Bxf8 and 24.Qh6 with mate on g7. The move has another point, soon revealed: )

22...Kh8 23. Bxf8 Rxf8 24. Nxc6! Qxc3!?

Not 24...bxc6 because of 25.Rb1 winning the b8 rook. So black decides to sacrifice the rook anyway!

25. Nxb8 Qxe5 26. Qg3 Qxg3! 27. hxg3 Nxa4

(Black has only a couple of pawns for the rook and the knight b8 is hard to actually capture - yet he wins with ease!)

28. Rd4 Nc3 29. Rd3 Nb5 30. c4? dxc4 31. Rd2 e5 32. Rfd1 Nd4 33. Rb2 c3 34. Rb6 c2 35. Rc1 Rd8 36. Kh2 Nxf3+ 0-1

(37.gxf3 Rd2+ 38.Kh1 Rd1+ wins)

Nordic Championship

Featuring daily live comment from veteran GM Bent Larsen. The Nordic countries are Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and The Faroe Islands, and players include Hansen, Stefansson, Hector and Agrest.

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Upcoming local tournaments


Northern Zone RJ Shield - Sunday 14th September
Ivanhoe Girls Grammar

Transfer Chess RJ Shield – Sunday 28th September
Chess Kids Education Centre, 758 North Rd, Ormond

Toddler Chess Starting
From next week Chess Kids will be offering programs for kids aged 
3-5 who are not yet at school.
Times available: Monday 2-3pm
Thursday 9.30-10.30am
Friday 9.30-10.30am or 11.00-12.00

Book quickly by ringing George on 9578 6203 or 9576 8143. 
Only 6 children will be accepted into each group

Sunday 28 September. Starts 10am
Laurieton United Servicemen's Club.
7 round Swiss - G/25 - 25 min. p/p.
Games Australian Chess Federation Rated.
Primary & High School Students most welcome.
Prizes determined by the number of entries.
The decision of the Tournament Directors is final.
Entry Fees: $12 Seniors - $5 Players under 18 yrs.
Non-Smoking - Free Refreshments. Bistro open 
for Lunch - $4 Special every day.
Endel - 6559 9060

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October, 2003
La Trobe University, Bendigo,
Osborne Street Campus, Burnett Lounge.

Saturday 4th Round 1 -  9.00 am
             Round 2 -  1:00 pm
             Round 3 -  4:00 pm
Sunday 5th   Round 4 -  9:00 am
             Round 5 - 12:30 pm
             Round 6 -  3:30 pm

The Country Victorian Lightning Championship will be held at
8:00 pm, on Saturday 4th October.

A separate Junior Tournament will take place on Saturday Only.

Rate of Play:
Each player will be given 45 minutes on their clocks,
with a 30 second increment for each move.

Entry Fees:
Adults $35; Concession $25, Junior $10.
(Lightning) Adults $10; Concession $7; Junior $3.

The Victorian Country Chess Championship is restricted solely to players
who reside in Victoria, and whose main place of residence is outside of
a 50km radius of the Melbourne GPO.

Please send your entries to Bendigo Chess Club, PO Box 983, Bendigo Vic
For more information, please contact Maxwell Mollard (03)5444 7438 (bh) or
(03) 5442 5647 (ah), or via email: .
Entries will be accepted on the day

Category 3
October 4-6
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)
Category 3 GP event, Guaranteed prize pool $2500
October long Weekend: Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th & Monday 6th October 2003
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station)
Registration 12.00 Noon - 1pm 4th October.
Seven Rounds
Entry Fees: Adult $70; Juniors U18 $50, U15 $40
All entries must be on official entry form (or copy)
Payment and entries accepted on the day 
Or pre register via phone or email before 30th September and save $10 (details below) 
All NSW resident players must be members of NSWCA or NSWJCL.
FIDE time control is 90 minutes + 10 seconds per move from the start
1st   $800  *  2nd   $500  *  3rd   $200
U2000 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, U1800 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, U1600 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, 
U1400 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, 1st Junior $100, 
Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
Please make all cheques payable to NSW Chess Association.
Mail must be sent by the 30th September 2003
to GPO Box 2418 Sydney 2001.
Pre registration - pay on the day
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759     Email:	
New South Wales Chess Association Inc.
G.P.O BOX 2418


Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
0411 877 833


Ryde-Eastwood weekender
Category 3
October 4-6
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

Tuggeranong Vikings chess weekender
December 6-7
Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and  Amateur Sports Club  
Michael Whitely - 02 62929937
John Peterson 62965135


Gold Coast Classic (Gold Coast CC)
Category 3
Sep 20-21
Contact Graeme Gardiner
(07) 5530 5794

12th. Redcliffe Challenge
Category 2
Sep 27-28
Contact Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042

Tweed Open
Category  3
Oct 4-5
Contact Audie Pennefather
07 55369185
Tweed Heads Civic Centre. cr. Wharfe St and Brett St Tweed Heads.
$2500 total prizes, 1st $750

Ryde-Eastwood weekender
Category 3
October 4-6
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

Laurieton Open
Category 1
Nov 1-2
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

November weekender
Category  1
Nov 1-2
Contact  K.Bonham  (03) 6224 8487

Gosford Open
Category 2
Nov 8-9
Contact Lachlan Yee

Taree RSL Spring Open
Category 1
Nov 15-16
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

NSWCA November Weekender
Category 2
Nov 22-23
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

X-Mas Swiss Tournament
Category 2-3?
December 20-21
Contact David Cordover (03) 9576177 or 0411-877-833

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