Originally posted by greenpawn34Richard Rapport just tied for 1st place (with Naiditsch) in Tata Steel, group B. He is young (born in 1996) and his play did impress me. It`ll be interesting to see further development of his chess career.
Richard Rapport - Me neither, I thought it a joke something along the lines
of rapport = repertoire. Or is it an anagram?
Richard Rapport who plays the 'crap horrid trap.' [anag]
I've no idea what the 'crap horrid trap' is but it sounds like something I should be playing.
Of course these days I hardly keep up with what's happening now.
My nose ist Houdini, who I thought passed away years ago, he's good.
(well so RJ tells me.) 😉
Originally posted by PacifiqueIn the first game, at move 29, why doesn't white play Rxd5?
Personally I liked Rapport`s wins playing Black:
[pgn][Event "Tata Steel (Group B)"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"] [Date "2013.01.17"] [EventDate "2013.01.12"] [Round "5"] [Result "0-1"] [White "Sergei Tiviakov"] [Black "Richard Rapport"] [ECO "C03"] [WhiteElo "2655"] [BlackElo "2621"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. c3 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. Nb3 Bb6 7. exd5 ex ...[text shortened]... g6 Qf3+ 46. Qe2 Qh1+ 0-1[/pgn]
Originally posted by vivifyI also thought White had a better move in the first game. It was much earlier on move 17. It looked like to me that White could win a pawn by playing 17.Bxc4 dxc4 18. Qxc4. What do you think about that?
In the first game, at move 29, why doesn't white play Rxd5?