Category Archives: Rapport

Tata Steel 2013 Group B Rd11-GM Rapport(HUN)

Here is Rapport’s rd11 with Naiditsch who won a fantastic minor piece ending BN-BN with opposite color bishops. 

The game started off with a harmless looking Winawer with 4.ed ed. Then the maneuvering action started with Rapport having his share of the chances.

Rapport,R(l) playing Naiditsch,A(r)

Naiditsch,A (2708) – Rapport,R (2621)
French Winawer 4.ed ed[C15]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (11.4), 25.01.2013

Position 1
The kingside is closed off. What is the plan for white now?

White to Play

40…Be8


Position 2
White is pushing hard on the queenside. What is the next step?

White to Play

56…Be8


Tata Steel 2013 Group B Rd10-Rapport(HUN)

Here Rapport’s rd10 game. The main feature is the R-R P+ conversion with all the play on the kingside.

Ipatov(l)-Rapport(r)

Rapport,R (2621) – Ipatov,Alexander (2587)
QGD Exchange Variation[D35]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (10.3), 23.01.2013

Position 1
Black is causing problems with the active rook and it is not so clear how white can or should make progress. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play

56…Ke6


Tata Steel 2013 Rd5-GM Rapport(HUN)

Here GM Rapport’s rd5 win over the veteran Tiviakov.

Rapport(l)  playing Tiviakov(r) in rd8

Tiviakov,S (2655) – Rapport,R (2621)
French 3.Nd2 Be7[C03]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (5.4), 17.01.2013

Position 1
Black would like to attack white on the queenside. What do you suggest?

Black to Play

29.Rdd2


Tata Steel 2013 Rd8-GM Rapport(HUN)

Here is GM Rapport’s Rd8 game against Smeets.

Smeets(l) playing Rapport(r) in rd8

Rapport,R (2621) – Smeets,J (2615) 
Semi-Slav 9.a3[D47]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (8.3), 20.01.2013

Position 1
White is well centralized and has two strong bishops. What do you suggest for black?


Black to Play


26.Qd4

Tata Steel 2013 Rd4

Here is GM Rapport’s Rd4 game.

Rapport,R (2621) – Movsesian,S (2688)
Slav Slow 4..a6[D10]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (4.4), 15.01.2013

Position 1
There is a massive central confrontation happening. What should white do now?

White to Play

19…Qb8



TWIC 950(HUN-CAN) Summary Jan 22-2013

Introduction
TWIC-The Week In Chess is the work of Mark Crowther.

There were no Canadians in action this week and still no games from the Panama Open.

75th Tata Steel GpA  2013(After Rd8) Tatasteelchess
Leko,P(HUN) has 4/8.
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Score FIDE TPR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 Carlsen, M. 6.0 2861 2932 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1
2 Anand, V. 5.5 2772 2889 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½
3 Aronian, L. 5.0 2802 2819 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1
4 Nakamura, H. 5.0 2769 2797 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
5 Harikrishna, P. 4.5 2698 2796 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½
6 Karjakin, S. 4.5  2780 2783 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
7 Leko, P. 4.0 2735 2752 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½
8 Caruana, F. 4.0 2781 2718 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
9 van Wely, L. 3.5  2679 2693 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
10 Wang, H. 3.5  2752 2655 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1
11 Giri, A. 3.0  2726 2617 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0
12 Sokolov, I. 2.5 2667 2629 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½
13 L’Ami, E. 2.5 2627 2587 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½
14 Hou, Y. 2.5  2603 2599 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½

75th Tata Steel GpB 2013(After Rd8)
Rapport, Movsesian and Timman share the lead with 5.5/8.

Rapport-Van Kampen

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Score FIDE TPR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 Rapport, R. 5.5 2621 2767 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1
2 Movsesian, S. 5.5  2688 2765 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1
3 Timman, J. 5.5 2566 2754 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1
4 Naiditsch, A. 5.0 2708 2711 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 1 1
5 Dubov, D. 4.5 2600 2665 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½
6 Smeets, J. 4.5 2615 2650 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½
7 Tiviakov, S. 4.0 2655 2629 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 0
8 Edouard, R. 4.0 2686 2619 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0
9 Turov, M. 4.0  2630 2614 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
10 van Kampen, R. 3.5  2581 2586 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1
11 Grandelius, N. 3.0 2572 2526 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1
12 Nikolic, P. 3.0  2619 2538 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1
13 Ipatov, A. 2.0  2587 2423 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
14 Ernst, S. 2.0 2556 2438 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

TCH-AUT 2012-13
Balogh,C had a great score with 3/4 while other Hungarians were not so sucessful. The talented Juhasz brothers continue to gain valuable experience in international league play.
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Score Games
Balogh,C 3 4
Ribli,Z 2.5 4
Acs,P 2 3
Feher,A 2 4
Erdos,V 1.5 4
Hera,I 1.5 4
Farago,I 0.5 2
Ruck,R 0.5 1
Juhasz,Kr 1.5/4 1.5 4
Juhasz A 1/3 1 3

TCH-SVK 2012-13
Bokros,A did well.
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Score Games
Bokros,A 1.5 2
Varga,Z 1 2
Papp,G 1 2

Tata Steel 2013 Rd3, GM Rapport,R(HUN)

Here is GM Rapport’s nice rd 3 win.

Black just rolls down the queenside with two passed pawns.

Ernst,S (2556) – Rapport,R (2621)
Benoni h3/Bd3[A70]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (3.6), 14.01.2013

Position 1
Everything is going black’s way with an extra pawn on the queenside while white has nothing tangible on the kingside. What do you suggest for black?

Black to Play


20.Qh4

TWIC 949(HUN-CAN) INDEX 2013-01-15

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther.

75th Tata Steel GpA  2013
Leko 1.5/3

75th Tata Steel GpB  2013
Rapport 2.5/3

4NCL
IM Panjawani 1/2

Panjwani,R (2402) – Roberson,P (2357)
French Winawer 7.a4 b6[C19]
4NCL 2012–13 Staverton ENG (3.132), 12.01.2013
 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.a4 b6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bd3 Nbc6 10.Nf3 Rc8 11.Qd2 0–0 12.Ng5 Ng6 13.h4 h6 14.Nf3 f5 15.Rh3 Qe8 16.Rg3 Kh8 17.a5 Nge7 18.axb6 axb6 19.Rb1 Rb8 20.Ba3 Ra8 21.Qc1 Ra5 22.Rxb6 Qa8 23.Bxc5 Ra1 24.Rb1 Rxb1 25.Qxb1 Rb8 26.Qc1 Qa2 27.Qa3 Qb1+ 28.Kd2 Ng8 29.Bf8 Rb7 30.Bxg7+ Kh7 31.Bf6 Be8 32.Qf8 Nxf6 33.exf6 Bg6 34.h5 1–0
Hamitevici,V (2440) – Panjwani,R (2402)
English Hedgehog [A30]
4NCL 2012–13 Staverton ENG (4.122), 13.01.2013
 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0–0 a6 6.b3 d6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qc7 9.Ba3 0–0 10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.Nc3 Rd8 12.Rfd1 Nf8 13.Rac1 Bd7 14.h3 Rac8 15.Bb4 Qb8 16.a4 Ng6 17.Ba3 Bc6 18.e4 Bd7 19.f4 Bf8 20.Qe2 e5 21.Nf5 exf4 22.Nxd6 Bg4 23.hxg4 Rxd6 24.Bxd6 Bxd6 25.g5 Bc5+ 26.Kh1 f3 27.Qxf3 Ne5 28.Qf5 Nfg4 29.Bh3 g6 30.Qf1 Nf2+ 31.Kg2 Nxd1 32.Rxd1 Rd8 33.Nd5 Rd6 34.b4 Bxb4 35.Nxb4 Nxc4 36.Nc2 Qe8 37.Kg1 Rxd1 38.Qxd1 Qxe4 39.Qd8+ Kg7 40.Qd4+ Qxd4+ 41.Nxd4 Nb6 42.a5 Nc4 43.Nb3 b6 44.axb6 Nxb6 45.Bf1 f6 46.gxf6+ Kxf6 47.Bxa6 h5 48.Kf2 Nd7 49.Be2 Kg5 50.Nd2 Ne5 51.Ke3 Ng4+ 52.Ke4 Nh6 53.Kf3 Nf7 54.Kf2 Ne5 55.Nf3+ Nxf3 56.Kxf3 Kh6 57.Kg2 g5 58.Kh3 Kg6 59.Bd1 Kh6 60.Ba4 Kg6 61.Be8+ Kh6 62.Bf7 h4 63.g4 Kg7 64.Bc4 1–0

Here’s one of Rapport’s wins from Tata Steel B

Rapport,R (2621) – Edouard,R (2686)
QGA 6.Qe2 [D26]
75th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee NED (2.4), 13.01.2013

Position 1
An interesting QN-QN ending was reached but then black loosen his position and later allowed a mate instead of a slow death.


White to Play

34…f4?