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Sigeman & Co Malmo 2013 Rd2-GM Rapport(HUN)

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TWIC 968
GM Rapport kept the queens on for the maximum tension playing the white side of a g3 Nimzo-Indian. He was finally rewarded for persistence in the sharp QR-QR phase when GM Short loosened his king’s position and allowed a devastating attack.

Rapport,R (2674) – Short,N (2681) 
Nimzo-Indian g3[E21]
21st Sigeman & Co Malmo SWE (2.2), 23.05.2013


Position 1
White has a strong attack going. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play
45…Qc7
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Tata Steel 2013 Rd 12-GM Rapport(HUN)

Here is Rapport’s rd12 win over the veteran GM Timman.

Black got caught uncastled in the opening and then loosened the king’s position with some risky play which allowed Rapport to swoop in.

Timman(l) playing Rapport(r)

Rapport,R (2621) – Timman,J (2566)
Nimzo-Indian Hybrid 6.Nd2[E21]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (12.3), 26.01.2013

Position 1
Black has initiated kingside counterplay with 21…h5. How should white respond?

White to Play

21…h5

Be Careful Until the End!

Here is an example on the theme of being careful until the end of a game. One careless slip can be the end.

Black had a crushing position and played

20…Qd5??

White to play

Here’s the game from a rising Canadian star.