Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Richard Rapport.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Rapport vs Guillaume Lamard, Herceg Novi, 2006
2Q5/1p2rpp1/p5kp/8/P1Bqb3/8/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Kg5 h4+ mates or if Rxf7 Qg4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3.
Rapport vs Volker Stauber, Bayern, 2008
3R4/r4p1p/6p1/4p3/p3k3/P3P3/4KPPP/8 w - - 0 1
[ g4 ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Rapport vs Ioannis Stavrianakis, Szombathely, 2009
3r1k2/2q2p1Q/p1pbbp1p/1p6/1P1P4/P3R3/3B1PPP/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Bxh6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2.
Rapport vs Zlatko Ilincic, Budapest, 2010
3k4/p2bqp2/B6r/3pNnp1/8/2Q5/PP6/K1R5 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ ]

e)
Rapport vs Denes Boros, Budapest, 2010
2r2nk1/r4ppp/8/p1PP1q2/QpN1n3/5BP1/5PKP/R1R5 w - - 0 1
[ Qc2 if Nxg3 Nd6 ]



Rapport Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 10.
Rapport vs Niclas Huschenbeth, Chur, 2010
2rk1b1r/qb2p2p/2p3p1/1BN4Q/2pP4/2P5/5P1P/2B1KR2 w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ if cxd5 Ne6# or if Kc7 Bf4+ Kb6 Nd7+ ]

b)
Rapport vs Jan Banas, Hungary, 2010
2r1r1k1/5p2/p2ppPn1/8/2p1B2q/1P2P2Q/P3R3/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh4 Nxh4 Rh2 Ng6 Bxg6 fxg6 f7+ ]

c)
Rapport vs David Adelberg, Porto Carras, 2010
5bk1/8/p4p2/r7/1p1R2P1/8/1P1B1PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8 if Ra2 Rxb4 or if Kg7 Rxf8 ]

d)
White Mates in 6.
Rapport vs Davor Rogic, Austria, 2010
3r1r2/4N1kp/p3Q1P1/q2P2B1/1p6/3n4/1P3P1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ Kxh6 gxh7+ Kg5 Qg6+ ]

e)
Rapport vs Julian Geske, Austria, 2011
2b2rk1/q6p/p2p4/8/P2Np3/6P1/5P1P/2RQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8 Rxc8 Qg4+ if Kf7 Qe6+ ]

f)
Rapport vs Eduard Hagara, Austria, 2011
4rk2/pr3pbQ/1p1R4/2p1q3/5p1B/2P5/P5RK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd5 Qxc3 Rdg5 f5 Rxf5+ Rf7 Qg6 Rxf5 Qxf5+ Kg8 Bf6 ]

Rapport Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Rapport vs Arthur Pijpers, Groningen, 2011
8/3bpp1k/3p3p/q1pPbPp1/2B5/7Q/6PP/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ f6 if Bxh3 Bd3+ Kg8 Rb8+ ]

b)
Richard Rapport vs Johannes Zwanzger, Germany, 4/7/2013
3r1bk1/2q2Npp/4p3/1r4PQ/1n3P2/3pP3/6RP/BR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ if Kh8 Qf7 or if gxh6 gxh6+ ]

c)
Richard Rapport vs Ogulcan Kanmazalp, Rhodes, 10/26/2013
r4rk1/1p3p2/2p2Rp1/p2qP3/P7/8/5QPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if Qe5 Rxf7 Rfe8 Qh4 Qh5 Qf6 ]

d)
Richard Rapport vs Matej Sebenik, Austria, 12/7/2013
r3r3/3Nk1pp/p1p5/2P2n2/4b2q/1PQ5/PBP1N3/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Nxg7 Qxg7+ if Ke6 Nd4+ mates ]

e)
Jean-Luc Roos vs Richard Rapport, Haguenau, 6/1/2013
6k1/p5p1/2p2r2/1pbp4/4q1QP/1PP1N3/1P3PP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe3 ]


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