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Richard Rapport Wins Sigeman & Co.

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/28/13, 10:55 PM.

phpUlBHsd.jpeg17 year-old Richard Rapport of Hungary won the 21st Annual Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmo on superior tie-breaks from rivals Nigel Short and Nils Grandelius.

All three players finished on 4½/7 points, but Rapport won because the first tie-break was the results between the tied players, and Rapport had beaten Short and tied with Grandelius (Short and Grandelius drew).

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The final standings in Sigeman 2013

Name Elo Fed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts
Rapport, Richard  2674 HUN * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 4.5
Short, Nigel 2681 ENG 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 4.5
Grandelius, Nils  2556 SWE ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 4.5
Sokolov, Ivan  2642 NED ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 4.0
Van Wely, Loek  2689 NED ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 4.0
Tikkanen, Hans  2537 SWE 1 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 3.5
Berg, Emanuel  2561 SWE 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 2.0
Hector, Jonny  2512 SWE 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 1.0

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Richard Rapport at Tata Steel this year where he was runner-up in the B Group

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  • 19 months ago

    heavyop

    MrMars, I believe that Alekhines gun involves the doubled rooks with the queen providing support behind, but I could be wrong in that... In either case, Rapport used a similar manuever in his game with Short around move 21. Qd2 as well :)

  • 19 months ago

    landcover

    its wonderful !!

  • 19 months ago

    kiszol

    No, it isn't silent in Hungarian. You can find the correct Hungarian pronunciation of word rapport at http://translate.google.com/ :)

  • 19 months ago

    NM Bab3s

    How is his last name pronounced? I can't imagine that the "t" is silent like it is in the English word "rapport".

  • 19 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Go Richard! 

  • 19 months ago

    Tinku_Basumatary

    he is going to be a superstar, more powerful than carlsen

  • 19 months ago

    MrMars

    alekhines gun in the last game

  • 19 months ago

    66miki

    Szép volt Ricsi!

  • 19 months ago

    Rasparovov

    Great to see Grandelius performing well also! There's hope for swedish chess!

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