13-year-old Marc Maurizzi scores 2nd GM norm
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13-year-old Marc Maurizzi scores 2nd GM norm

It's been a tough year for chess prodigies, but 13-year-old Corsican Marc'Andria Maurizzi is one good result away from the grandmaster title after finishing unbeaten on 6.5/9 in the Barcelona GM Tournament held from 16-24 February. That saw him take 2nd place behind 2016 French Champion Matthieu Cornette, who was also unbeaten on 7/9. French FM Joachim Iglesias reports on the event, highlighting some of the best combinations involving French players. Test yourself if you can find them!

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