Coming out in the seventh round, Richard Routh improved in the eighth round and defeated Poland’s Jan Krzysztof Duda at the World Championships in Madrid.
|Photo: FIDE / Steve Bonhage|
Rapport was remixed with Duda in the first round. He could command the Dark Puppets back then, so he was clearly fighting against them now.
This time, Rapport maneuvered better in midfield and gradually gained the lead. The Polish did not really find the best steps to defend himself, and soon the Hungarian great master got a completely profitable job.
Rapport did not escape the pressure and after step 29 was able to receive his opponent’s handshake.
Rapport’s balance so far has been negative against Duda (1 win, 2 defeats), but with this success the fight against each other is now even. The Hungarian master is once again fifty percent in competition.
The dark Rapport plays Alireza Fairouz on Monday, and its first match against France ended in a draw.
Chess, World Championship, Madrid
Rapport Richard (2764) – Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Polish, 2750) 1:0
Jan Nepomnyashi (Russian, 2766) – Ting Li Jin (Ding Liren, Chinese, 2806) tied
Hikaru Nakamura (American, 2760) – Fabiano Caruana (American, 2783)
Alireza Firouzja (French, 2793) – Timur Rasapov (Rajbov, Azerbaijani, 2753)
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