At the end of the day, I would like to take this challenge | Richard Rapport | Exclusive Interview

Richard Rapport, winner of the second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2022, gives an exclusive interview to Dina Belenkaya on how chess came into his life, his attitude to pre-arranged draws, his regrets and joys of being a professional chess player and more.

00:00 Intro
01:10 On Richard’s experience of playing in Berlin
03:12 Does the schedule help to manage?
04:26 How did Richard approach the game with GM Fedoseev psychologically?
09:12 Richard talks about his bad habit of taking it slow to make the first move
10:07 How chess came into Richard’s life
12:43 On the decision to become a professional chess player
14:35 About working with Judit Polgár
16:47 About his team and seconds
20:00 Richard on his hobbies outside chess
21:30 An ideal rest day for Richard Rapport
23:23 Tea or coffee?
23:46 What Richard can’t imagine his life without
24:10 About ChessBase
24:56 About historical periods he would like to have been in
26:10 Richard shares his feelings about the computer era of chess sport
28:10 Movie recommendations
28:40 Which of all the people would Richard like to have dinner with?
30:28 Richards describes his native city

The interview is conducted by WGM Dina Belenkaya @The Belenkaya after the first leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 in Berlin.

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