At the FIDE Chess Grand Prix in Belgrade, this player qualified for the final
The second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix of Belgrade (Serbia) is currently being played in Belgrade and in such a situation, as the qualifiers have begun, all eyes are on who knows who will take the place in the final. On the opening day of the semi-finals, Hungary’s Richard Rapport beat Maxim Lagarev of France to extend his steps to the final, while the match between Anish Giri of the Netherlands and Dmitry Andrekin of CFR was a draw.
Richard Rapport picked up the first victory of his playing life over Maxim Lagrave before the two played 8 classic matches, including 5 draws and three won by the Frenchman. Richard started the match by bringing the wazir pawn 2 home and Lagrave responded with his favorite Guernfield opening.
But there are reports that Richard’s control over the whole game was amazing and Maxim suffered a loss on the 37 move of the game and now if the next game is a draw Richard can reach the final. With this victory, Richard climbs to ninth position in the world rankings. On the other board, the match between Anish Giri and Dmitry Andrekin ended in a draw, although both had a chance to win a few times.
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