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Comments: In the WCQT '97 participated 20 players from 11 countries. Compared with the former WC, the competition this time was much stronger. The potential favourites for the 5 places who could proceed in the 5th WC, were all three Japanese players, Sinjov, Peskov, Veidemanis, Karlsson and Soosõrv. Also Armenian players Voskanyan and Pogasyan were dangerous, as well as Eibatov, Ponomarenko and Gurtskis....
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