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At Belgrade FIDE Grand Prix Chess, this player made it to final
At Belgrade FIDE Grand Prix Chess, this player made it to final

The second leg of the Belgrade (Serbia) FIDE Grand Prix is currently being played in Belgrade and in such a situation when the playoffs have started, 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 won over Maxim Lagarev of France to extend his steps to the final, while the match between Anish Giri of the Netherlands and Dmitry Andrekin of the CFR was a draw.

Richard Rapport won the first victory of his playing life over Maxim Lagrave before the two played 8 classical matches, 5 of which were drawn and three were won by the Frenchman. Richard started the game by walking the wazir's pawn 2 home and Lagrave has replied with his favourite opening Guernfield.  

But there are reports that Richard's control of the whole game was amazing and Maxim suffered defeat on the move of 37 of the game and now if the next match is a draw, Richard can reach the final. With this win, Richard has moved up to the ninth position in the world rankings. On the other board, the game between Anish Giri and Dmitry Andrekin ended in a draw, though both had a chance to win on a few occasions.

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