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Ivan Sokolov vs Richard Rapport
Isle of Man Open (2017), Douglas IMN, rd 8, Sep-30
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-30-17
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  thegoodanarchist: Seems Rapport is just growing and improving as a chess player by the month. Good to see one of the young American "up and comers" of the previous 10 years actually fulfilling his promise.

Keep going RR!

Sep-30-17
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  JointheArmy: <thegoodanarchist> GM Richard Rapport is Hungarian, not American.
Oct-01-17
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  thegoodanarchist: < JointheArmy: <thegoodanarchist> GM Richard Rapport is Hungarian, not American.>

LOL thank you for that information.

I feel a bit embarrassed for my mistake

Oct-28-17  NBZ: After 17. ... Qd8 White has a definite positional plus. Rather impressive how quickly Rapport managed to turn this into a crush. Looks like White erred with 22. dxe5? (rather than 22. fxe5) which allowed for the strong idea of Nc4, Qb6 and Ne3.

31. Bf3 was a mistake (though White is already significantly worse by then) but the correct move is quite hard to see: 31. e7! Re8 and now 32. Bf3, with the point that 32. ... Nxg2? now comes up against 33. Bxd5+! I am guessing Sokolov was in time pressure by then.

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