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|Jul-23-13|| ||AsosLight: Like I said Rapport kept his so far tradition of getting destroyed against +2700 opposition. So far so bad.|
|Jul-26-13|| ||AsosLight: OK this is the last time that I post here for a long long time and certainly the last time that I post something negative. Already fell bad enough as it is since I was indeed looking for a great talent.|
So my assessment after studying Richard's hard opposition games until r5 of Biel is this. He is a very entertaining and a highly imaginative player who unfortunately looks more like someone who grew up prematurely than someone who is as strong as it is due to a great potential.
In that sense I would put him more towards Negi or Ponomariov or Bacrot and distant from the likes of Carlsen or Nakamura or even Grischuk or Radjabov who grew fast but topped later in life.
Time will tell whether I am right or wrong, statistics though indicate that rarely my guesstimates get blown.
|Jul-26-13|| ||perfidious: <AsosLight: OK this is the last time that I post here for a long long time and certainly the last time that I post something negative.....>|
We may only hope.
|Jul-26-13|| ||AsosLight: You seem to be obsessed against people who like to use their brains and post with any kind of reasoning. |
Although I do sympathize your problem and understand you being jealous for not having the same capacity, let me kindly advice you to stop taking the monopoly of trolling the clever people.
Let others produce an equally negative contribution, you start to be boringly predictable.
|Aug-02-13|| ||fgh: Biel and the Greek League may have been setbacks for Rapport, but I'm sure he will learn from them. I honestly hope he becomes the #1 player in Hungary in 3 or so years, since that would practically cause Leko to disappear from top tournaments. And that can't happen soon enough.|
|Oct-06-13|| ||ChessVip: Richard Rapport from Hungary, Julio Granda from Peru,Ivan Cheparinov from Bulgaria,Lázaro Bruzón from Cuba and Iván Salgado from Spain are playing Entre Faros International Chess Tournament http://www.chessfaros.com/english/|
|Oct-10-13|| ||Oxnard: In the six years Apr 2001-Apr 2007 Carlsen (10 yrs 4 months-16 yrs, 4 months) went from 2064-2693 elo.|
In the six years Jul 2006-Jul 2013, Rapport (10 yrs, 4 months-16 yrs, 4 months) went from 2005-2693 elo.
Quite a remarkable correlation.
Those other prodigies in Carlsen's shadow, for example Caruana, made roughly the same progress starting from the same age, but over about 8 years. Karjakin made unmatched progress early on (culminating in his becoming the youngest ever Grandmaster) but his subsequent passage from 2500-2700 took much longer (5 years).
Mark my words, Rapport will be Carlsen's major rival in some years, and he's poised to crash into the 2700 club sometime inside of the next few months.
|Oct-10-13|| ||ketchuplover: Best wishes at Wijk aan Zee young man :)|
|Oct-10-13|| ||parisattack: <Oxnard> Interesting stats!|
<...Mark my words, Rapport will be Carlsen's major rival in some years, and he's poised to crash into the 2700 club sometime inside of the next few months.>
You may well be correct. Of course, time will tell! I do like that he does not seem as dependent on computers as the 'older' generation.
The apparent 'erratic' experiences in his current games only indicate things are beginning to come together for him. I recall the same 'digesting' in Carlsen's play several times along the way to the top.
|Oct-10-13|| ||babalu: ELO points are nothing more than a representation of volume of activity.|
|Oct-11-13|| ||Oxnard: My mistake, I selected the wrong data point, a better fit is Apr 2007-Apr 2013, 2027-2654elo (+627) (11 yrs, 1 month-17 yrs, 1 month) compared to Carlsen's (+629). In this case, Rapport is a bit over half a year behind Carlsen, but still closer than the other two.|
|Dec-20-13|| ||ppeti84: He was the youngest gm one day, he plays some ultra-agressive chess ,he was second at u20 world championship, second at last year wijk aan see ,few days ago he won rapid european championship and there's only 4 pages of comments here? I wonder why? I bet one day he will be a world champion.. This guy has the potencial.i'm looking forward to see him playing wijk aan see 2014!|
|Jan-10-14|| ||Nonnus: Good luck Richard!|
|Jan-10-14|| ||parisattack: <Nonnus: Good luck Richard!>|
Indeed! Let's hope he's been 'digesting his gains' as it were and now ready to move forward again.
|Jan-11-14|| ||parisattack: Not such a good start at Tata - although Wesley So seems to really be catching fire of late.|
|Jan-12-14|| ||Nonnus: He can recover today. No shame in losing a fighting game.|
|Jan-12-14|| ||parisattack: Budapest against Gelfand with a decent game after move 13. See how it goes.|
|Jan-12-14|| ||parisattack: Nice and steady play today. Go, Budapest. :)|
|Jan-12-14|| ||Nonnus: Go Rapport!|
|Jan-12-14|| ||resty: I'm beginning to like the style of this young man. Very brave. Very exciting. Good luck!!!|
|Jan-13-14|| ||batongol: Yea, I like the style of Rapport..
Am a Wesley fan, but beginning to like his unique kind of play..
|Jan-14-14|| ||AsosLight: I watched closely Rapport's first three rounds and I have to say this.|
If he put everything together and I mean IF, he is gonna make MUCH more ELO.
It's not that he is weak somewhere specifically, is than one day he misses this the other misses that.
First let me say that I don't consider his openings a weakness but a strength. He brings what Carlsen did a lot further, which seems the right way to go.
After the openings, in his game with So he messed middle game, tactics and defense.
Against Gelfand he got exhausted around move 40 once again and he missed some tactical tricks as well, but he played a very strong opening and a strong middle game.
Against Aronian once again lost concentration and sophistication when he simplified a little but he played well until then.
I will focus on him until the end of the tournament to receive more feedback from him. So far he's the best of the 90's generation on Tata.
|Jan-17-14|| ||parisattack: It seems generally to me that his technique is poor. Manifests itself towards the second part of the middlegame in many instances.|
He probably needs to go back to the minors for a few months, try to put it all together a little better. But I will keep watching, think he has long term prospects considerably higher up the list.
|Feb-02-14|| ||Kain3: Back to his winning ways at Gibraltar, +4 from five rounds. I've got to agree with you guys, he has a unique aggressive style that he needs to fine-tune against 2700+ opposition. Against lesser opposition he's doing extremely well. I wouldn't worry much about his Tata result, Richard is very young, a few years of experience and he'll be an elite GM.|
|Mar-08-14|| ||Xeroxx: Future World champion. Yeah, remember I told you so.|
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