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Sergei Khlebnikov
Emmanuil Vitorgan
Lyudmila Kasatkina
Mikhail Kozakov
Yefim Kopelyan
Nikolay Volkov
Tamara Sovchi
Vladimir Tatosov
Anna Tvelenyova
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Roman Filippov
Marc Taimanov ...
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Viktor Korchnoi ...
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Chess Grandmaster Sergei Khlebnikov is a highly talented and unusual person, living in the 1970s Soviet Union. His is obsessed with making a beautiful game. But his emotional and irrational way is the reason why he never won a major competition. At last his moment comes and he wins the Tournament of Contenders for the World Championship. Next he has to play against the World Champion... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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