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    NZ World Chess Champion

    Bob Mitchell has won the 1401-1600 section of the ACO World Senior Chess Championships.

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    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
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    Huge congratulations to ex-policeman Bob! I remember serving with him (and Sir John Marshall among others) on the NZCA Council many years ago in Wellington. A very nice chap and an excellent chess administrator - and not too bad a player either!
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
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    Excellent result for the veteran!
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