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Richard Rapport vs Laurent Fressinet
"Rapport's Delight" (game of the day Oct-06-2017)
European Team Championship (2015), Reykjavik ISL, rd 3, Nov-15
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  1-0


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Nov-15-15  Mr. V: Looks like Rapport is back.
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  perfidious: Contrary to the views of some, he was never away.
Nov-15-15  shintaro go: Excellent, no nonsense win by Rapport. Welcome back to the 2700 club
Nov-15-15  Pulo y Gata: Fressinet labored hard and long to regain a pawn he squandered. Great conversion by Rapport.
Dec-07-15  fisayo123: This was pure inspiration from Rapport. From the timely pawn sacs to the double rook sacs (albeit for a queen). Just fantastic.
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  Sularus: thanks for allowing the mate, GM fressinet.
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  Richard Taylor: The old loose Q on a6 and the old thematic f5 push...I was waiting for that as soon as the Q went to a6...
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  Richard Taylor: <perfidious: Contrary to the views of some, he was never away.>

Or so it has been rapported.

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  perfidious: <Richard> Who done that there rapportin?
Oct-26-16  Pinkerton: This! is Bad Rapport.
Oct-26-16  optimuswise: Awesome game!
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  FSR: Rapport's Delight.
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  FSR: I'm on a roll - four GOTDs in less than a month! Game Collection: Puns I submitted
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <FSR>, we all stand (in my case, sit) in awe of you, but what is the word play with "Rapport's Delight?"
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  FSR: <An Englishman>
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  offramp: If the name was pronounced the same as the French word <rapport> then this might be a reasonable pun. But it isn't. The name is pronounced like Newport but with a RA instead of a NEW as the first syllable. He is Hungarian, not French.

It reminds me of that famous German player Jean Dufresne, pronounced DU-FREZ-NEE.

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  uniqueid: <FSR> thanks for the link to the youtube video, now the Netflix Hip-Hop evolution is also on my watch list. The pun and the game are both very delightful. That knight on d6 must be a cousin of Kasparov's Octopus knight.
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  thegoodanarchist: Ironically, <Rapper's Delight> by The Sugar Hill Gang is considered one of the greatest <Hip Hop> songs of all time.
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  thegoodanarchist: For *my* money, though, this is the best Hip Hop song:

Oct-06-17  Strelets: This treatment of Bird's Opening (turning it into a reversed Dutch) seems to make the most sense.
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  cormier: <1) +0.17 (33 ply) 16...Qc7> 17.Qc2 b3 18.Qxb3 Qxc5+ 19.Rf2 Rab8 20.Ne4 Qd4 21.Qc4 Qb6 22.Qc5 Nb4 23.Qxb6 axb6 24.Bb1 Rfc8 25.Be3 Bxe4 26.Bxe4 Rc4 27.Bb1 Nd5 28.b3 Rb4 29.Bd2 Rd4 30.g3 Rc8 31.a3 f6 32.Ra2 fxe5 33.fxe5 Bxe5 34.Rc2 Rxc2 35.Bxc2 b5 36.Re2 b4 37.axb4 Nxb4

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

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  kevin86: An open smothered mate.
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