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One has to feel for Nikita Vitiugov, who's only 24 years old. It's hard for a Russian grandmaster to get foreign invitations when the GM is not one of the elite dozen players in the world. It's doubly hard to play in one's inaugural "2700+ only" event. Even the teenagers Giri and Caruana are grizzled veterans, relatively speaking.
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