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R Rapport 
 
Richard Rapport
Number of games in database: 309
Years covered: 2008 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2704 (2724 rapid, 2668 blitz)
Overall record: +132 -59 =95 (62.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      23 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (20) 
    D10 D11 D16 D17 D18
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E30 E21 E45 E46 E42
 King's Indian (14) 
    E92 E62 E91 E90 E66
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (11) 
    A01
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D35 D31 D36 D37 D38
 Sicilian (9) 
    B20 B51 B31 B90 B52
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (21) 
    E94 E92 E98 E62 E97
 French Defense (21) 
    C18 C03 C10 C01 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A40 A46 D04 D02 E10
 Sicilian (15) 
    B28 B67 B23 B51 B22
 Slav (14) 
    D10 D12 D11 D17 D13
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C61 C96 C69 C98 C99
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 0-1
   R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 1-0
   R Rapport vs D Rogic, 2010 1-0
   Radjabov vs R Rapport, 2013 1/2-1/2
   R Rapport vs H Melkumyan, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Gelfand vs R Rapport, 2014 0-1
   R Rapport vs Onischuk, 2014 1-0
   V Pupols vs R Rapport, 2014 0-1
   R Rapport vs N Vitiugov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   R Rapport vs A Boruchovsky, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2013)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Black's Repertoire by thommy65

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RICHARD RAPPORT
(born Mar-25-1996, 18 years old) Hungary

[what is this?]
Rapport was born in Szombathely, Hungary and learned chess at age four from his father. One of Europe's bright young talents, Richard Rapport acquired his FM title in 2008, his IM title in 2009 and his GM title in February 2010, when he became the world's youngest grandmaster at the age of 13 years 11 months. He remained the youngest GM until Illya Nyzhnyk gained his GM title in December 2010.

Rapport has been an active player since he started playing FIDE-rated events in 2006 when he was ten; in that year he won the U10 division of the 4th EU Youth Championship. In 2007, he took out the U12 Hungarian Boys Championship with 8.5/9, and was =4th in the Pannonia Cup Open A. In 2008, Rapport won First Saturday July IM Tournament, and came =5th in the Tenkes Kupa Open Championship. In 2009, he came second in the Genset Cup and in the First Saturday GM Tournament in August. In 2010, he came =2nd in the Marienbad Open 2010 - A - GM tournament and won the First Saturday GM February, defeating all four grandmasters who competed, thereby completing his third and final GM norm.

Since gaining his GM title, Rapport has finished equal second with Lajos Portisch behind Alexander Beliavsky in the Gotth' Art Cup GM Tournament in May 2010, scored 8.5/11 in the Hungarian Team Championship Final Szabo L, and scored 7/11 in the powerful Serbian League (2010), scoring +5 -3 =2 against the 10 grandmasters he encountered during the contest (the 11th player was an FM whom he also defeated). In October 2010, he scored 7.5/11 to come in 7th in the World Youth U14 championships, losing 22 ELO points in the process. However, he made up some ground in November when he scored 7.5/8 in the Hungarian Youth Team Championships, clawing back 10 ELO points. In 2011, he lost a match with Csaba Balogh 3.5-8 (+2 -3 =3), nonetheless gained Elo points for this result, and scored 5.5/10 at Tradewise Gibraltar (2011) and 7/11 at the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), gaining Elo points in each event. In May 2011, he scored 5.5/9 at the 41st International Tournament Bosna and in July, scored 7.5/10 at the Politiken Cup, a point off the lead. In November 2011, Rapport played a match with Austrian number 1 player Markus Ragger, losing by 3.5-4.5 (+1 -2 =5), nevertheless gaining 9 Elo as a result. Rapport finished 2011 with a solid 6/9 at Groningen and started 2012 with an equally solid 6/10 at Tradewise Gibraltar (2012), adding 16 points to his rating for the first bimonthly rating period of 2012. In early 2012, Rapport held his own in the 2011-12 Bundesliga and in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) (5/10), but scored a strong 7/9 to place =2nd in the 2012 International Neckar Open. Subsequent strong results in the Hungarian Team Championship 2011-12 and in the Mitropa Cup 2012 have pushed his rating to over 2600 a few months after his 16th birthday. Later that year he was runner-up on tiebreak behind Turkish GM Alexander Ipatov in the World Junior Championship (2012).

2013 started auspiciously for Rapport. Competing at Tata Steel (Group B) (2013), he finished =1st on 9/13 with Arkadij Naiditsch, but won the event on tiebreak. It also added a massive 25 points to his rating almost bringing him into the top 100. The completion of the Austrian League has lifted Rapport into the top 100 for the first time. His excellent results in the Bundesliga and his =1st at the 2013 Neckar International Open added 20 points to his card to push him well up into the top 100. In May 2013, he won the 21st Sigeman & Co (2013), a category 15 event in Sweden, with 4.5/7 and in June 2013, was a member of the victorious Clichy team in the French TOP 12 competition. He suffered a significant setback at the 6-player DRR category 19 Biel (2013) where he placed a long last with a -4 result, shedding 17 rating points. However, he subsequently made up some ground playing board 2 for Clichy Échecs 92, which placed 6th in the European Club Cup (2013), and in rounds 3 and 4 of the Bundesliga (2013/14). He closed out 2013 with =1st at the European Rapid Chess Championship and =4th at the European Blitz Chess Championship, both of which were held in Warsaw in December.

Rapport received an invitation to play at the category 20 Tata Steel (2014), however his inaugural participation in his first super tournament was inauspicious with his unorthodox and aggressive style costing more points than he gained. His final result was 3.5/11, although he scored wins over Boris Gelfand and Pentala Harikrishna. His first Olympiad participation was in August 2014 when he played board 4 for Hungary at the Chess Olympiad (2014), helping his team to win silver. Later that month, he came =1st (2nd on tiebreak) alongside Hrant Melkumyan at the Riga Technical University Open (2014).

With a standard rating of 2713 as of 1 September 2014, Rapport is the #1 U18 player in the world and the #2 Junior (U20) in the world. He is also #2 in Hungary overall and #35 in the world. His rapid rating is 2724 (world #32) and his blitz rating is 2668 (world #71). Playing top board for Hockenheim, his win against München's Andreas Schenk in round 14 of the Bundesliga 2013-14 brought Rapport into the "2700 club" for the first time.

live ratings: http://www.2700chess.com/; Wikipedia article: Rich%C3%A1rd Rapport


 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 309  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Prohaszka vs R Rapport  1-027 2008 HUN-chT 0809D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. R Rapport vs Bacrot  0-131 2009 European Club CupE91 King's Indian
3. R Rapport vs K Trygstad ½-½33 2009 European Club CupA10 English
4. R Rapport vs R Dobias  1-051 2009 European Club CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Rapport vs X Wemmers  0-178 2009 European Club CupA17 English
6. R Rapport vs A Tzermiadianos  1-035 2009 FSGM AugustD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Miroshnichenko vs R Rapport  1-042 2009 European Club CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. R Rapport vs L Seres 1-025 2009 Budapest FS08 GMA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
9. A Giri vs R Rapport 1-057 2009 European Club CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. P Simacek vs R Rapport  0-162 2010 Mitropa Cup MenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. R Rapport vs Beliavsky  ½-½37 2010 Gotth' Art Cup GME12 Queen's Indian
12. R Rapport vs Z Varga  1-041 2010 First Saturday februar GMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. R Rapport vs A Malachi  1-028 2010 40th Bosna OpenE92 King's Indian
14. Yu Lie vs R Rapport 0-136 2010 First Saturday februar GMD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. R Rapport vs D Adelberg  1-060 2010 WYCC Open U14D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. F Fargere vs R Rapport  0-141 2010 Mitropa Cup MenC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
17. R Rapport vs Romanishin  ½-½35 2010 Balaton International Chess Festival (A Group)A17 English
18. R Rapport vs P Prohaszka ½-½62 2010 Gotth' Art Cup GMD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. R Rapport vs F Platzgummer  1-045 2010 First Saturday februar GMD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. M Bluebaum vs R Rapport  ½-½40 2010 WYCC Open U14E92 King's Indian
21. R Rapport vs N Nikcevic  0-141 2010 40th Bosna OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. R Rapport vs Z Jovanovic  ½-½65 2010 Mitropa Cup MenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. P Rout vs R Rapport  ½-½48 2010 First Saturday februar GMB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
24. D Baramidze vs R Rapport  1-018 2010 TCh-AUT -11A09 Reti Opening
25. R Rapport vs Portisch 0-139 2010 Gotth' Art Cup GMD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 309  PGN Download
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Jul-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: The moves:
1. e4 c6
2. Nc3 d5
3. Qe2 dxe4
4. Nxe4 Nd7
5. Nd6#
Jul-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <waustad: Rapport won with a mate in 5 in the first round of the Politiken Cup. Here is an ephemeral link:>

Egads, it's not a <MATE IN 5>, it's a mate *on* move 5(!).

My first chess teacher was an advocate of the <BUDAPEST GAMBIT> with Black. He was *always* trying to get this mate with reversed colors whenever he had to play a fish.

:-)


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4 ...Nb8-d7??


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5 Ne4-d6#! 1-0


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[White "Rapport, Richard"]
[Black "Rogers, Tim L"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Round "01"]
[Date "Mon Jul 21 2014"]
[WhiteClock "1:31:00"]
[BlackClock "1:25:00"]

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Qe2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nd6# 1-0

Jul-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Link to above game
-> http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2014...
Aug-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Plenty of Bookie action available for Rapport fans today:

Riga rd 3: Rapport-Boruchovsky
Riga rd 3: Rapport-Boruchovsky: FIRST MOVE
Riga rd 3: DAILY DOUBLE

Good luck, and have fun!

Aug-20-14  AlexandraThess: Future world champion.
Aug-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: only Five years younger than Carlsen. Already too old to benefit from the aging of a champion
Aug-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Rapport opened with 1.e3 against Melkumyan, ayayayyyy!
Aug-22-14  AsosLight: I think this guy slowly but surely creates his own school.
Aug-22-14  diceman: <wordfunph:

Rapport opened with 1.e3 against Melkumyan, ayayayyyy!>

...the accelerated French.

Aug-23-14  Kain3: His unorthodox play and openings starts remind me of Bent Larsen.
Aug-23-14  AsosLight: Larsen was not even close to this mad man. Larsen was purely a spin off adventurer no more. This guy has miscellaneous as his norm.
Aug-23-14  Justin Flint: Future World Champ.

ROFLMAO.

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Loooooser!!

Aug-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Yup, the kid will never amount to anything.

On an analogous basis, some posters might well have concluded that Fischer had no shot either as of 1959.

The chart above 'proves' it. Rapport is and will always remain just another 2700 player. Fish.

Aug-23-14  Zerebuh: Ok, at 17, he lost some games against (much) higher rated opponents. What on earth does this prove? Carlsen also lost to a lot of 2700+ when he was young. Rapport clearly has the chance and let's see how far he goes with his superb talent. By the way he is 7/8 at Riga Open, with a 2850+ performance. Today he mated! Benjamin Bok on move 26 with the black pieces.
Sep-12-14  Zerebuh: Rapport scored 8/11 at the Serbian Team Ch (2756 performance). He gained 7 Elo points and his team became champion as a result.

With this, his current Live Rating is 2720.2, first time over 2720. He is already 28th in the world despite the only one under 20 in the 2700+ club and the only U19 player in the entire TOP100.

Hopefully he will get a super tournament invitation soon, maybe TATA 2015?

Sep-12-14  fisayo123: <Zerebuh> I'll like to see him continue to build on his rating in lesser tournaments for now. No point rushing into the prime super-tournaments just yet with that opening repertoire of his.
Sep-12-14  fisayo123: Rapport crushes Wesley So in blitz on ICC. Not the most recent games but they show his great talent for dynamic positions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw4...

Sep-13-14  Zerebuh: No point rushing into the prime super-tournaments? I don't really agree. He needs more and more 2750+ experience to regularly beat those guys at the very top (instead of regularly lose against them). :) He is 18, he is not that young, so no need to wait in my opinion. He will lose a bunch of games of course, but he will learn from them. Carlsen and Giri often played against the very top at his age and it worked out quite well for them.
Sep-13-14  fisayo123: No point rushing if you're going to get crushed. Look at his performances in Biel and Corus. Not good. And Carlsen and Giri got invites because they actually won tournaments.
Sep-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: He'll be playing a 6 game match against Viktor Laznicka starting at the end of this month in Nový Bor.
Sep-14-14  fgh: <Carlsen and Giri got invites because they actually won tournaments.>

How can you win a tournament if you're not invited to it? :-)

Sep-14-14  Zerebuh: "No point rushing if you're going to get crushed."

The point is that he learned from that tournaments and he is stronger as well. Let those super tournament invites come. :)

Sep-14-14  Zerebuh: Btw Rapport also won a lot of tournaments. And Carlsen and Giri got crushed on some of their first SG tournaments as well, so I don't really see your point.
Sep-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: By virtue of that logic, no 2500 player should get in the ring with 2650 FIDE or better, cos they'd just get hammered.

Tough to improve without playing one's betters, and impossible to truly learn in the long run.

Sep-19-14  fgh: http://2700chess.com/

Leko is now only 4.8 points ahead of Rapport. Hopefully he falls behind him soon and disappears from top tournaments.

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