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21st Sigeman & Co-GM Rapport(HUN) Wins

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‘Richard Rapport won the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Hungarian grandmaster tied for first place with Nils Grandelius and Nigel Short, but won on tiebreak: direct encounter (the results of the players in the same point group).

In the last round Rapport defeated Jonny Hector, Grandelius beat Ivan Sokolov and Short drew with Hans Tikkanen.(more)’

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# Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts
1 Short,N 2681 2698  x 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 4.5
2 Rapport,R 2674 2699 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 4.5
3 Grandelius,N 2556 2716 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 4.5
4 Sokolov,I 2642 2651 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 4
5 Van Wely,L 2689 2645 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 4
6 Tikkanen,H 2537 2616 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 3.5
7 Berg,E 2561 2454 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 2
8 Hector,J 2512 2309 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1
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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

Sigeman & Co Malmo 2013 Rd6-GM Rapport,R(HUN)

More on Sweden
The Siegman tournament is being held in Malmo. Here’s some background on the Swedish city.



TWIC 968
GM Rapport played a thematic game against the French and won a sharp ending. Of note was the nice Ra2-d2!? way of bringing the rook into play in the opening.

Rapport,R (2674) – Berg,E (2561) 
French Advance 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 C02]
21st Sigeman & Co Malmo SWE (6.1), 27.05.2013


Position 1
White is winning but what is the most precise way to end the game?

White to Play
34…Rb3