One of the most talented young chessplayers in the world, the Hungarian GM Richard Rapport will be playing in the 2014 Reykjavik Open.
Rapport who is born in March in 1996 can be considered a chess prodigy and he became the fifth youngest Grandmaster in chess history and the youngest for his country breaking the record set by none other than Peter Leko. Rapport was 13 years, 11 months and 6 days old when he set the current Hungarian mark for youngest GM ever.
Like many talented Hungarians he gained experience in the monthly First Saturday tournaments. Those tournaments quickly became somewhat weak for him as he escalated quickly up the charts and in the summer of 2013 he reached a peak rating of 2693.
Richard is surely gunning for breaking the 2700 barrier as quickly as possible and recently he showed his strength by becoming European Champion in rapid chess and he also came 4th in the blitz part of that same tournament.
If Richard can fulfill his plans and play in the 2014 edition of the Reykjavik Open he will surely be one of the favourites to win the tournament. Richard at times has a very active and aggressive style just have a look at this lovely game played by Richard in 2010 (age 14!)