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Richard Rapport Becomes Hungary’s Youngest Grandmaster

WGM Anna Rudolf takes 2nd IM norm at the Gotth’ Art Kupa

Richard Rapport

Richard Rapport

Gotth’ Art Kupa will forever be a beautiful memory for the 13-years old Hungarian Richard Rapport (born 25th March 1996), who shared the 2nd place in the main event, fulfilling the final norm and rating requirements for the Grandmaster title. His result could have been even more impressive as he entered the final round as tournament leader, half a point ahead of his trainer Alexander Beliavsky. But Richard suffered a defeat against the legendary GM Lajos Portisch, who caught him on the tied 2nd with same points, while Beliavsky beat the last-placed IM Tamas Fodor.

Richard is now Hungary’s youngest Grandmaster. Congratulations!

In the IM event, WGM Anna Rudolf played superb chess and rightfully took a clear first place with 6.5 points, surpassing many higher rated opponents in the process. She earns her second IM norm and 40 rating points.

Round 9 results:

IM Rapport Richard - GM Portisch Lajos 0 – 1

GM Beliavsky Alexander – IM Fodor Tamas Jr 1 – 0

IM Banusz Tamas - IM Bokros Albert ½ – ½

GM Vajda Levente - IM Neubauer Martin 1 – 0

GM Ftacnik Lubomir - GM Prohaszka Peter ½ – ½

Final standings (GM event):

1. GM Beliavsky Alexander SLO 2657 – 6.5

2. GM Portisch Lajos HUN 2519 – 6.0

3. IM Rapport Richard HUN 2444 – 6.0

4. IM Banusz Tamas HUN 2517 – 5.0

5. GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2501 – 4.5

6. GM Vajda Levente ROU 2519 – 4.5

7. GM Ftacnik Lubomir SVK 2546 – 3.5

8. IM Bokros Albert HUN 2479 – 3.5

9. IM Neubauer Martin AUT 2465 – 3.5

10. IM Fodor Tamas Jr HUN 2417 – 2.0

Anna Rudolf

WGM Anna Rudolf

Final standings (IM event):

1. WGM Rudolf Anna HUN 2283 – 6.5

2. FM Gergacz Attila HUN 2421 – 6.0

3. FM Lorand Norbert HUN 2346 – 5.5

4. Nagy Gabor HUN 2278 – 5.5

5. IM Paschall William M USA 2398 – 5.0

6. Szabo Bence HUN 2261 – 4.5

7. FM Baratosi Daniel ROU 2396 – 4.0

8. IM Biro Sandor ROU 2298 – 4.0

9. Feher Adam HUN 2260 – 2.0

10. IM Banas Jan SVK 2341 – 2.0

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