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🏆 World Cup (2017)

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Player: Richard Rapport

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Rapport vs E Cordova 1-0332017World CupE01 Catalan, Closed
2. E Cordova vs R Rapport 0-1452017World CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Wei Yi vs R Rapport ½-½252017World CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. R Rapport vs Wei Yi ½-½82017World CupD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
5. Wei Yi vs R Rapport  ½-½662017World CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. R Rapport vs Wei Yi 1-0642017World CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Li Chao vs R Rapport ½-½542017World CupE41 Nimzo-Indian
8. R Rapport vs Li Chao  ½-½212017World CupE60 King's Indian Defense
9. R Rapport vs Li Chao 1-01152017World CupE60 King's Indian Defense
10. Li Chao vs R Rapport ½-½362017World CupE12 Queen's Indian
11. R Rapport vs E Najer ½-½802017World CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. E Najer vs R Rapport  ½-½472017World CupC10 French
13. R Rapport vs E Najer 1-0502017World CupA09 Reti Opening
14. E Najer vs R Rapport  ½-½472017World CupC55 Two Knights Defense
15. R Rapport vs Ding Liren  ½-½112017World CupC77 Ruy Lopez
16. Ding Liren vs R Rapport 1-0412017World CupE17 Queen's Indian
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Sep-28-17  jphamlore: That wasn't mere "sportswear" Ding Liren was wearing, especially the sport jackets. I suspect those were the jackets worn when China won two of its biggest events with Ding Liren on the open team: The 2014 Olympiad and the 2017 FIDE World Team Championship. Ding Liren was representing China with pride.
Sep-28-17  sonia91: <jphamlore: [...] China won two of its biggest events with Ding Liren on the open team: The 2014 Olympiad and the 2017 FIDE World Team Championship.> China first won the World Team Championship in 2015.
Sep-28-17  k009ris: Just to clarify:I don't blame the players for poor quality chess games, It's the organizers who impose short time controls, as they want to wrap up their events on time. But I think we all lose when the artistic element in chess becomes the least important.And take a look at the games from the last world championship:boring as hell, then a mistakes in rapid games ... But the worst idea I think is deciding top chess events by "armageddon" blitz, stupidest think I've ever heard of.Maybe they should try mixing classical chess and Fischerrandom in tie breaks..
Sep-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: I don't understand how short(er) time controls (which it really is not) affects finishing the event 'on time'.

One game a day, third day for tie-break.

How would (longer/shorter) time control affect the finish of the event? Would a game require 26 hours to finish?

Time control was 90 minutes for 40-moves and 30 minutes (each move +30s)

40 moves + 30s per move would give you 90 minutes + 20 minutes = 110 minutes, it's only 10 minutes less than 2 hours per side.

Longest game was 130 moves which works out to be 3 hours and 5 minutes, I doubt both players sat there for 6 hours and 10 minutes. Probably plenty of time left on the clock when the game ended.

One of the shorter game was 7 moves. (Maybe you can blame the organizers for this game, too.)

Sep-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <sirgormless: I'd love to see the guys screaming "blunderfest" give live commentary on a GM game with no engine help for a 2600+ GM audience. I'd pay to watch the GMs struggle to keep gfrom laughing at the poor fool who thought he could tell them what's going on without deep and mostly concrete justification.>

This once, we are in complete agreement--that would doubtless prove highly amusing.

Sep-28-17  The Kings Domain: Imagine if Kovalyov made it to the finals and won. The tournament was a farce.
Sep-28-17  qkxwsm: funny how all aronian lost rating in all three categories despite winning the tournament
Sep-29-17  MadFaqirOfSwat: Better than losing points and not winning
Sep-30-17  Sally Simpson: My take on the event.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

Sep-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: <Of course White did not play 1. Qxb6 stalemate but 1.Qa6+ 1-0.>

<Sally> It's Qxb3

Sep-30-17  Sally Simpson: I was wondering when someone would notice that.

(OOPS!)

Thanks W.P.E. corrected.

Sep-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: <Sally Simpson: I was wondering when someone would notice that....>

at least 1 (one) reader ...

Oct-01-17  Sally Simpson: Hi J.B.

:)

My one reader. I love him. It's taken him over 700 reads since Thursday to spot my...ahem... deliberate mistake. He's slacking.

I've been told some scan it quickly to make sure I have not panned one of their games or exposed their opening trap.

One guy there has pulled off the Blackburne Shilling trap Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 over 100 times! You can imagine the message I got when I warned everyone.

I also advise falling for the trap with this line.

F Adeyemi vs Z Ahmadov, 2008

That was my 257th one. (I get paid...so is it a blog or column?) It's meant to keep me out of mischief on here and the other handful of other sites I haunt....but somehow it has not.

I always seem to be to in S*** with someone, the only thing that varies is the depth.

Oct-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: <Sally Simpson: Hi J.B.

:)

My one reader. I love him. ...

I always seem to be to in S*** with someone, the only thing that varies is the depth.>

My piece of advice: Adopt the fellow and share. Sharing is caring

Oct-02-17  JustAnotherMaster: the GREATEST just one his 29th SUPER Tournament.......he has done more by the age of 26!!!! Yes Twety Six then SO will EVER accomplish, or Kramnik,Anand,Cuaruano, Karpov, Notvinnik, Tal, Fischer....So lmao that loser will never amount to the garbage that the phillipines accept from the USA every year for a few hundred dollars!,, hahahaha
Oct-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: It's a sad sad world.
Oct-02-17  Absentee: How do you pronounce "Cuaruano"?
Oct-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: I praise the day when Fabi will introduce his correct name to Yasser.
Oct-02-17  Absentee: And why is he congratulating Carlsen on the World Cup page? Is he mocking the world champion?
Oct-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: https://tbilisi2017.fide.com/2017/0...

The prize to pay when you are surrounded by crookz.

Oct-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Nobody can say Azmai looks like a gypsy. That's a nice whistle.
Oct-03-17  Chessinfinite: From the Guardian news -
"Theresa May said the UK could not understand US gun laws.".

..as has every other leader in puzzlement.

Oct-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Petrosianic: <JustAnotherMaster: the GREATEST just one [sic] his 29th SUPER Tournament.......>

Isle of Man was not a Super Tournament.

And Karpov won over 150 International Tournaments, so Carlsen still has a way to go.

Oct-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: Why are people puzzled about a US citizen exercising his second amendment rights?
Oct-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: And Aronian came close to losing to Hou in their first classical game.
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