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Game Of the Week: GM van Kampen vs. GM Rapport

Opening: B09: Pirc

Player(s): van Kampen, Rapport

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In the Reykjavik Open, two of the more enterprising young grandmasters, 19-year-old Robin van Kampen of the Netherlands, and Hungarian Richard Rapport, who was just turning 18, contested a strange tactical skirmish.

A cutting edge opening led to a position that was hard enough for me to get a handle on with a chess engine; over the board the players must surely have struggled. Eventually the smoke cleared and a victor was determined, but should the game have gone the other way? Let's try to figure that out. 

  White: GM van Kampen
Black: GM Rapport
Description:   Reykjavik Open 2014
ECO:  ECO: B09
Pirc
Run Time: 00:36:07

Teacher's library (449) B09 van Kampen Rapport game analysis

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