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      My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28
      Catalog Code: DVD0028CL

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn earned his third GM norm and the title GM after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, awarded to the top American Player under 25 years old earning $64,000, Eugene also led the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore County to a few Pan American championships from 1998-2002.
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      My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28

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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23
      Catalog Code: DVD0023CL

      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23

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      Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57
      Catalog Code: DVD0057CL

      The Bogo-Indian, named after Efim Bogoliubov is not as popular as the Queen's Indian, but is seen occasionally at all levels. The Bogo-Indian is the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common. The traditional move for White here is 3.Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn centre with 4.e4. However, 3.Nf3 is often played instead as a way of avoiding the Nimzo-Indian Defense (which would follow after 3.Nc3 Bb4). After 3.Nf3, Black usually plays 3...b6 (TheQueen’s Indian Defense ) or 3...d5 (leading to the Queen’s Gambit Declined), but can instead play 3...Bb4+, which is The Bogo-Indian
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      Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57

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      Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
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      The Maroczy Bind is a pawn formation named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used against the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by white pawns on c4 and e4, with White's d-pawn having been exchanged for Black's c-pawn.GM Jesse Kraai shows how to use middle game strategy to gain advantage for white. Expert handling of the Maroczy Bind is illustrated with an explanation of the theory, a classic game, and an additional instructive game of his own.ECO: B36, B38
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      Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

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      Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70
      Catalog Code: DVD0070CL

      GM Jesse Kraai shows you the ins and outs of the Fried Liver Attack for beginners all the way up through how advanced players can use this to their advantage. He then goes on to show you how it was employed in 2 high profile games. Jesse says, “The Fried Liver is not just for beginners!”
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      Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70

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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16
      Catalog Code: DVD0016CL

      FM Valeri Lilov of Bulgaria resides in Varna, and works in practical chess and chess pedagogy. In 2000 in Moscow, Russia, he became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 with the record of 6, 5 out of 7.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16

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      Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
      Catalog Code: DVD0062CL

      GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.ECO: C22, C41, A15
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      Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

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      A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29
      Catalog Code: DVD0029CL

      IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
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      A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29

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      How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25
      Catalog Code: DVD0025CL

      Mark was the World Junior Champion in 1976, the US Junior Co-Champion in 1976, and the Louisiana State Champion in 1986, 1987, and 1988. IM Mark Diesen sadly passed away in December of 2008 at his home in Conroe, Texas.
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      How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25

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      An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18
      Catalog Code: DVD0018CL

      IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
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      An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18

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      A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34
      Catalog Code: DVD0034CL

      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34

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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15
      Catalog Code: DVD0015CL

      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15

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      A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
      Catalog Code: DVD0065CL

      The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
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      A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

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      New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56
      Catalog Code: DVD0056CL

      GM Jesse Kraai reviews ECO C02 The French, Advance from Blacks Perspective 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 ECO C00 The Basic French Defense but with a new twist. 1 e4 e6, Jesse Shows you a new move that surprised even him and is very playable. Inspired from a discussion with Grandmaster Vinay Bhat of a recent game .ECO C10 The Fort Knox variation of the French 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3ECO: C02, C00, C10
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      New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56

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      Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1
      202 Openings Designed to Instruct Players of All Levels, Written by America's Leading Chess Writer
      Catalog Code: B0008SS

      In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase.
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      Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1

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      More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2
      200 Brand-New Openings for Players of All Levels
      Catalog Code: B0009SS

      The opening is one of the most important parts of the chess game. Weaken your pawns by mistake, and they're taken. Attack wildly and haphazzardly, and your pieces are picked off. Misuse your queen and she's trapped. Carelessly neglect development and you're mated. You've scarely begun, and the game is over. Fortunately, National Master Bruce Pandolfin's More Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps 2, offers drills and skills to help players of all levels avoid these perils and pitfalls.
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      More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2

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      Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
      Catalog Code: DVD0078CL

      GM Bryan Smith explores A fresh, relatively unexplored system for white to surprise Sicilian players ! In depth 4 part series that will help you take your opponents outside the book.
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      Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9
      Catalog Code: DVD0009CL

      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9

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      Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14
      Catalog Code: DVD0014CL

      Dzindzichashvili offers his analysis and insight on openings, covering aggressive play, tricks, traps and sound and unsound practices.
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      Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14

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      King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83
      Catalog Code: DVD0083CL

      International Master David Vigorito explains many variations of the King’s Indian including: Orthodox Variation: Modern System, Bayonet Attack, Glek Defense. Favored by Fischer and Kasparov, the King’s Indian is a modern dynamic opening, exceptionally complex. A popular choice since its introduction into competitive chess in the early 20th century. This DVD is a continuation of David’s series on the subject ( See King’s Indian for Black for the first 5 lectures.) PGN’s Included
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      King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83

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      Studies In: Alekhine Defense - Chess Lecture Volume 111
      Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
      Catalog Code: DVD0111CL

      Alexander Alekhine a Russian World Chess Champion is often considered one of the greatest chess players ever. He became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca, who was widely considered invincible. Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill. Here Bill shows us four of Alekhine’s stunning games.
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      Studies In: Alekhine Defense - Chess Lecture Volume 111

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      Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103
      Hosted by IM David Vigorito
      Catalog Code: DVD0103CL

      In the Catalan opening, White adopts a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Reti Opening. White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettos the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. The Catalan derives its name from Catalonia—a nation inside of Spain. Used by Kramnik three times in the World Chess Championship in 2006, the Catalan has recently gained a good deal of attention by high-level GMs. It was also played four times by Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2010 against Topalov, Vigorito explains that game and others in this DVD.
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      Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103

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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
      Catalog Code: DVD0064CL

      An isolated pawn or “isolani” is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. Isolated pawns are usually thought of as a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. Many textbook openings create at least one isolated pawn but are nevertheless accepted as orthodox because of the advantages they create. With an isolated pawn you can have improved development and associated opportunities for counter play that offset or even outweigh the weaknesses associated with the pawn's isolation.
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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64

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      The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19
      Catalog Code: DVD0019CL

      GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
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      The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19

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      A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89
      Recommended for Intermediate - Advanced Players
      Catalog Code: DVD0089CL

      GM Jesse Kraai, an expert on the French defense, demonstrates and gives excellent advice on how to deal with multiple variations of the French including Classical, MacCutcheon, Winawer, Burn and Rubinstein.
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      A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7
      Catalog Code: DVD0007CL

      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7

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      King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26
      Catalog Code: DVD0026CL

      IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Masschusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He playes in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix.
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      King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26

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      The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
      Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
      Catalog Code: DVD0099CL

      A pawn is said to be poisoned because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage and or the loss of material l. The best known of these is a line of the Sicillian Defense, Najdorf Variation. One of the pioneers of this line was David Bronstein, who tied the 1951World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik 12–12.
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      The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6
      Catalog Code: DVD0006CL

      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6

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      Creative Opening Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 118
      by IM Bill Paschall
      Catalog Code: DVD0118CL

      Bill explains opening concepts in abstract and then shows several concrete examples of new ways to apply openings to keep your opponent on edge. Bill also discusses his philosophy on creative openings and how to look for new material to add to your own personal arsenal.
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      Creative Opening Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 118

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      King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84
      Catalog Code: DVD0084CL

      GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including The Mar del Plata variation of the King's Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess.
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      King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84

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      The Caro-Kann Exchange Variation from White's Perspective - Chess Lecture Volume 112
      by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
      Catalog Code: DVD0112CL

      GM Perelshtyen shows how to employ the Exchange Variation as he often has at the GM Level. The Exchange Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 is a very subtle line for white to fight for a long-term positional advantage based on a rapid development of your two bishops that will make it very difficult in turn for black to develop his bishops to active diagonals.
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      The Caro-Kann Exchange Variation from White's Perspective - Chess Lecture Volume 112

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      Queens's Gambit Declined - Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 80
      Catalog Code: DVD0080CL

      IM David Vigorito gives an overview of a system advocated by the German master Siegbert Tarrasch in which the main line is: 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6. A complete and active system against the Queen's Gambit
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      Queens's Gambit Declined - Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 80

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      The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55
      Catalog Code: DVD0055CL

      The French Defense: Guimard Variation is a chess opening 3... Nc6 is known as the Guimard Variation: after 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 Black will exchange White's cramping e-pawn next move by ...f6. However, Black does not exert any pressure on d4 because he cannot play ...c5, so White should maintain a slight advantage, with 6. Be2 or 6. Nb3.Grandmaster Guimard was a 3 time chess champion in Argentina.
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      The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55

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      Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105
      Hosted by IM David Vigorito
      Catalog Code: DVD0105CL

      Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Here David analyzes the Gruenfeld which he considers is reaching its height of popularity. David examples a popular line the Russian Gruenfeld and the Anti-Gruenfeld where white plays F3 on move 3.
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      Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105

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      An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
      With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
      Catalog Code: DVD0092CL

      25% of all club level games begin with the Sicilian and 17% of all grandmaster games begin with the Sicilian. Dennis gives you tools for dealing with the Sicilian, an essential skill for every serious chess player.
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      An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92

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