Richard Rapport: “I don’t really have any support”

Richard Rapport: “I don’t really have any support” Sep 20, 2016 | 10:21 Colin McGourty At 20 years old Hungary’s Richard Rapport is the world’s top junior, rated 2752 and world no. 16. He suffered at the Baku Olympiad, though, both from possible food poisoning and over the board, where he lost four games and 23 rating points. In the following interview Richard and his wife Jovana talk to Dorsa Derakhshani about their life together, including how a lack of support and opportunities is holding back one of the world’s most original and talented players. Richard is disillusioned and...

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Minden elképzelést felülmúlt a paralimpiai csapat szereplése

Minden elképzelést felülmúlt a paralimpiai csapat szereplése A 43 fős magyar küldöttség összesen 18 éremmel zárta a riói játékokat. Joggal lehetünk rájuk büszkék! “Továbbra is azt mondom, hogy tíz érem a realitás, ennyi a valós erőnk, de a magyar sport és a magyar sportolók erejét mutatja, hogy túl tudunk lépni a realitásokon. Majdnem kétszer annyi dobogós helyünk lett, mint amit megcéloztunk – mondta Szabó László, a Magyar Paralimpiai Bizottság elnöke, aki előzetesen tíz éremmel kalkulált, és azt mondta, hogy szeretné ha lenne...

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Isle of Man International 2016

Isle of Man International 2016 The 2016 Isle of Man International Chess Tournament will be held in Douglas from 1 to 9 October 2016, sponsored by Chess.com and the Scheinberg family. The Masters event will be a 9-round Swiss open with a prize fund of £50,000, including a first prize of £12,000, and four-figure prizes down to tenth place. Five women’s prizes totalling £9,500 will also be on offer. The tournament (including FIDE-rated Major and Minor events aimed at up to 60 club players) will be held in the magnificent Royal Hall of the Villa Marina, the island’s most prestigious...

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Jan-Krzysztof Duda plays best game in the Bundesliga!

Jan-Krzysztof Duda plays best game in the Bundesliga! In Germany’s first league, the “Bundesliga”, 16 teams with eight players each play a 15-round round-robin team tournament. Now, the readers of “schachbundesliga.de”, the internet portal of the “Bundesliga”, voted for the best game of last season. However, voters did not have to go through all games of the season, 15 made it to the shortlist. The most votes received Jan-Krzysztof Duda’s win against Grzegorz Gajewski, a fine example of the power of pawns. 958 games were played in the...

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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov asked Obama for US citizenship

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov asked Obama for US citizenship   As Ilyumzhinov said, he had asked for the U.S. citizenship so that his case could be considered at a local court   BAKU, September 11. /TASS/. President of the International Chess Federation [FIDE] Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in a letter to the U.S. President Barack Obama asked for the U.S. citizenship. Earlier, he sent a letter to the U.S. president and received a notification it was registered. “I have asked the U.S. president for the U.S. citizenship for me, so that my case – regarding putting me on the...

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