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      Author: Armand Niculescu
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      Additional art: Mihai Radu

      Some annotated historical games courtesy of Jan van Reek

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          At the FIDE World Team Championship 2022, in 43 one- or two-minute-long videos, I interviewed players, captains, organizers, and FIDE officials. Two of the most famous players I interviewed were Grandmasters Hans Moke Niemann and Vasyl Ivanchuk. The winning team was China,  followed by Uzbekistan, Spain, and India. More 🡢

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