Belgrade GP: A big step forward for Rapport

Two exciting games were seen at the start of the FIDE Grand Prix semifinals in Belgrade. Richard Rapport scored a crucial win over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and now only needs a draw on Thursday to vastly increase his chances of qualifying to the Candidates Tournament. Meanwhile, Anish Giri gave up two exchanges and got a favourable position out of a sharp Sicilian against Dmitry Andreikin. | Photos: Mark Livshitz

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