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My Win Against International Master Attila Turzo (Simul by Turzo in July 2016)

I cannot be that proud of this victory because 1) it was online and 2) IM Turzo was hosting a simultaneous exhibition. He was probably playing about 15 - 20 people. But, a win is a win, nonetheless. I think my endgame play was flawless, but you can be the judge.

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