Monday January 20, 2020

Chess with Sam Collins

Wei Yi v Richard Rapport

22nd January, 2017

A match between the world’s two top juniors, Hungarian Richard Rapport and China’s Wei Yi, ended in Rapport’s favour after a play-off. Both players showed powerful and imaginative chess.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 b6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.c4 c5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.0–0 Be7 10.Re1 Nf8 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.dxc5 bxc5 13.Nf1 Rb8 14.Be2 Be6 15.Qa4 Qb6 16.Ne3 Nd7 17.Qf4 Qb4 18.Qg3

White’s opening hasn’t...

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