Category Archives: Rapport

Biel Rd 10-GM Rapport(HUN)

Rd10-Chessbase Report
Summary
A brief on-the-spot report of round 10 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport, Alexander Moiseenko, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.



Ian Nepomniachtchi and Richard Rapport discuss their round 10 game with Daniel King.

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Biel Rd9-GM Rapport(HUN) Video Report

Round 9 with GM Danny King-Chessbase Report
A brief on-the-spot report of round 9 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Ding Liren, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport and Alexander Moiseenko.

GM Rapport on Chessbase 2013-07-23

Richard Rapport: The Sky’s The Limit
By Diana Mihajlova

Another article on GM Rapport.

GM Rapport At the World Junior Championship, Athens 2012

(Excerpt)

Three years ago, we wrote about the young Hungarian prodigy, Richard Rapport, on the occasion of his becoming the youngest grandmaster in the world. 

Today, at 17, both his physical appearance and his chess career have undergone rapid progress. He has sprung up, towering over almost anyone that stands next to him. 

His shyness has given way to an open and polite charm. He communicates confidently and is quite fluent in English and German. He has kept his modest manner, but he does not hide his jubilation when talking about his latest chess successes. 

“I am very happy with my performance so far in 2013. I managed to gain more than 70 points in five months. I will do my utmost to enter the top ranks of chess soon.” 

He believes in it with such fervour and earnest desire, it may well be a self-fulfilling prophecy.(More) See whole article

TWIC 976(HUN) INDEX July 23, 2013

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther.

Breisacher Memorial  2013(SUI)
GM Rapport an exiting draw with Vachier-Lagrave started in round 1.

Video
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Richard Rapport discuss their round 1 game with Daniel King.

GM Rapport(left)-GM Vachier Lagrave(right)


Pardubice 2013
GM Laznicka is in clear first with 4/4. A group of Hungarian players are participating included two US IMs based in Hungary,
-IM Battey(US) 2.5/4
-IM Kislik(US) 2/4

GM Nisipeanu


Hungarian Results
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SNo Name FIDE FED Pts.
15 GM Gonda Laszlo 2538 HUN 3
32 GM Boros Denes 2504 HUN 2.5
44 IM Sipos Istvan 2471 HUN 2.5
45 IM Toth Ervin 2471 HUN 2.5

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Rk. Name FED RtgI Pts.
1 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2684 4
2 GM Michalik Peter SVK 2579 3.5
3 GM Lalith Babu IND 2571 3.5
4 GM Schlosser Philipp GER 2602 3.5
5 IM Dourerassou Jonathan FRA 2476 3.5
6 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2670 3.5
7 IM Rojicek Vojtech CZE 2413 3.5
8 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2475 3.5
9 GM Shyam Sundar IND 2505 3.5
10 IM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2495 3.5
11 GM Teske Henrik GER 2517 3.5
12 GM Chernyshov Konstantin RUS 2514 3.5
13 GM Kononenko Dmitry UKR 2610 3.5
14 IM Das Debashis IND 2478 3.5
15 GM Gutman Gennadi UKR 2477 3.5
16 GM Simantsev Mikhail UKR 2473 3.5



7th LCT 2013-Leiden Chess Tournament(NED)
GMs Sethuraman and Sengupta finished with 7.5/9 but Sethuraman won on tiebreaks. GM Prohaszka(HUN) finished with 6/9. 

Chessbase Report-WIM Ioana Smaranda Padurariu
T
his is the seventh edition of LCT organized by Jan Bey. Over 20 titled players participated, from which nine were grandmasters. The tournament started on July 12 and ended on July 19. It was a nine-round Swiss and was held in the Mind Games Center of Leiden. 

People from twelve countries came to the lovely Dutch city. During weekdays the games started at 19.00h, so that people with a job would not have to take any free days. For players from abroad this offered ample opportunities to go sightseeing.

GM Prohaszka


Winner GM Sethuraman


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Rank Name Score Fed. Rating TPR
1 GM Sethuraman, S.P. 7.5 IND 2562 2681
2 GM Sengupta, Deep 7.5 IND 2555 2731
3 GM Nikolic, Predrag 6.5 BIH 2622 2573
4 IM Zaragatski, Ilja 6 GER 2494 2568
5 GM Prohaszka, Peter 6 HUN 2554 2588
6 GM Hasangatin, Ramil 6 RUS 2489 2549
7 GM Epishin, Vladimir 6 RUS 2598 2505
8 GM Howell, David W L 6 ENG 2639 2515
9 IM Bernal Moro, Luis Javier 6 ESP 2423 2462
10 Pijpers, Arthur 6 NED 2338 2497
11 FM Dahm, Jochen 6 GER 2304 2266
12 GM Iljin, Artem 5.5 RUS 2540 2490
13 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 5.5 ENG 2469 2393
14 Blom, Vincent 5.5 NED 2167 2253
15 Wilschut, Peter 5.5 NED 2232 2282
16 FM Heemskerk, Wim 5.5 NED 2239 2294
17 IM Slingerland, Fred 5.5 NED 2350 2264
18 Van der Auweraert, Elwin 5.5 NED 2154 2153
19 IM Wiersma, Eelke 5.5 NED 2374 2154
20 Van Der Zon, Stef 5.5 NED 1870 2208



12th Bergamo Open  2013(ITA)
Georgiev,Ki and Brunello,S won with 5.6. GMs Hera(HUN) and Farago,I(HUN) scored 4.5/6

Playing hall

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Rank Player FIDE Total
1 Georgiev,Ki 2636 5.0/6
2 Brunello,S 2593 5.0/6
3 Ivanisevic,I 2649 4.5/6
4 Solodovnichenko,Y 2555 4.5/6
5 Hera,I 2558 4.5/6
6 Farago,I 2447 4.5/6


Battle of Senta 2013Results
GM Drazic won with 7/9. GM Balog and WIM Domany finished with 5/9.

Hungarian Results
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SNo Name Rtg FED Pts. rtg+/-
1 GM Balog Imre 2547 HUN 5 -22.4
23 WIM Domany Zsofia 2158 HUN 5 6.6
35 Kovacs Arthur 1995 HUN 4 7.95


Final Standings
Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2464 7
2 FM Dudukovic Nikola SRB 2321 6.5
3 GM Kosanovic Goran A SRB 2372 6.5
4 IM Nestorovic Dejan SRB 2411 6.5
5 IM Nadj Hedjesi Balind SRB 2389 6
6 FM Dragovic Momcilo SRB 2387 6
7 GM Lazic Miroljub SRB 2467 5.5
8 Stankovic Milos SRB 2396 5
9 Radusinovic Lazar SRB 2310 5
10 Desnica Vladan SRB 2257 5
11 GM Balog Imre HUN 2547 5
12 Vucinic Gojko SRB 2252 5
13 IM Farkas Tibor SRB 2250 5
14 IM Stanojevic Branko SRB 2302 5
15 WIM Domany Zsofia HUN 2158 5
16 FM Tancik Kristijan SRB 2272 5

41st TCh-GRE 2013 Rd2-GM Rapport(HUN)

TWIC 974
GM Jakovenko does nothing special and wins with ease.

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Jakovenko,D (2713) – Rapport,R (2693)
Pirc c3 [B07]
41st TCh-GRE
Rio (Achaia) GRE (2.1), 03.07.2013

Position 1
White is ready to pounce on the c-file. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

30…Rxd5

TCh-GRE 2013 Rd6-GM Rapport(HUN)

TWIC 974
GM Rapport played original defence with 3.Nc3 d5!? in a Pirc but soon had a bad, then lost position. However, normal chess rules do not apply to Rapport and he won the game in the ending after some hesitant play from GM Kotronias.

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The feature game was played in the TCh-GRE hosted in Achaia.



Kotronias,V (2581) – Rapport,R (2693)
Pirc 3.Nc3 d5!? [B06]
41st TCh-GRE Rio (Achaia) GRE (6.1), 06.07.2013

Position 1
Black is trying to save a bad position and has initiated tactical play with 21…Nxe5. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

21..Nxe5

GM Rapport TV Story(Hungarian Language) 2013

GM Rapport is now getting a lot of media attention.

French Top 12 2013 Rd5-GM Rapport(HUN)

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TWIC 969
GM Rapport optimistic and aggressive attacking chess to earn the victory against the solid Nimzo-Indian.


Rapport,R (2674) – David,Alb (2584)

NI 4.Nf3 b6 5.Qb3 c5 6.Bg5 Bb7 [E21]
French Top 12 2013 Haguenau FRA (5.1), 03.06.2013

Position 1

White is on the attack. What do you suggest for white now?

White to Play

26…Ng8

French Top 12 2013 Rd2-GM Rapport(HUN)

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(German language)
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TWIC 969
GM Rapport played an energetic queenless game against GM Naiditsch to earn the victory.

Rapport,R (2674) – Naiditsch,A (2710)
Semi-Tarrach 11.Rd1[D41]
French Top 12 2013 Haguenau FRA (2.2), 31.05.2013
Position 1
White has grabbed serious space on the kingside. What do  you suggest now?
White to Play
22…Ba4

French Top 12 2013 Rd4-GM Rapport(HUN)

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TWIC 969

GM Rapport lit the board up with some fiery aggressive play.

Taddei,B (2374) – Rapport,R (2674)
French Winawer 6…Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8.Qb1 c4 [C18]
French Top 12 2013 Haguenau FRA (4.5), 02.06.2013

Position 1
The position is closed but black wants to start some action. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


24.Ng2

Position 2
Black has played aggressively but now what? Make a suggestion for black.

Black to Play

30.Rg3

Position 3

The attack continues. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


36…c3