Richard Rapport - Updated Jul 2024

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Szombathely, Hungary
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Szombathely, Hungary

Richard Rapport

Richard Rapport is a well-known professional chess grandmaster from Hungary. Richard Rapport gained popularity in the chess world for his unique and creative playing style.

Early Life and Childhood

Chess player Richard was born on 25 March 1996,  in Szombathely, Hungary. He’s currently 27 years old. His full name is Richard Rapport, and his nickname is unknown.

He is the son of Tamas Rapport (father), an economist, and Erzsebet Morocz (mother), an economist. There is no information available about his siblings on any websites. He learned chess with his father at the age of four. His family members help and encourage him to succeed in his career. Due to his struggle and hard work, he became one of the most successful people.

Unfortunately, limited public information is available about Rapport’s childhood, and he has not publicly shared much about his childhood beyond his career. As a child, he showed an interest in chess and success in his career as a chess player. He is Romanian and Hungarian by nationality and his zodiac sign is Aries. However, his religion is unknown as well as his ethnicity is unknown.

Richard Rapport – Education

No information is available about the name of the college and school, he studied at. And no information is available about how he was with his teachers and pals, her interest in studies, etc. Maybe in the future, he will give details related to her educational background at that time, and we will update him here.

Career and Professional Life

In 2006, at the young age of 10, he won the European Championships in the Under-10 category, signaling the beginning of his ascent in the chess world. He earned the National Master title in 2008 and the International Master title the following year. However, it was in March 2010, at the Gotth’Art Kupa tournament in Szentgotthárd, that he made history.

By fulfilling the final norms and rating requirements, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 11 months, and 6 days. This remarkable feat made him the youngest-ever Hungarian grandmaster.

His unique playing style soon captured the attention of the chess community. In 2013, he secured a shared victory in the Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament, triumphing alongside Nigel Short and Nils Grandelius. The same year, he showcased his rapid chess skills, winning the European Rapid Chess Championship and finishing fourth in the European Blitz Chess Championship.

In 2016, he faced off against the highly talented Chinese player Wei Yi in a match held in Yancheng, China. They battled to a draw in classical games, followed by a tiebreak match that ended in a 1-1 draw as well. The final decisive game, an Armageddon match, saw Rapport emerge victorious, solidifying his reputation as a formidable competitor.

His career reached new heights in 2017 when he won the Hungarian Chess Championship title. The following years witnessed further successes, including victories against notable players like Sam Shankland and winning the Danzhou Tournament undefeated, outshining top grandmasters.

In 2022, his stellar performance in the FIDE Grand Prix secured him a top-two spot, guaranteeing his participation in the highly prestigious Candidates Tournament, where he competed against the world’s elite players. Though he finished with a score of 5½/14, the experience further solidified his standing among the chess elite.

Richard Rapport during his game (Source Fide Online Arena)

Caption: Richard Rapport during his game (Source Fide Online Arena)

Brand Endorsements

There is currently no known evidence to the public indicating his involvement in brand promotions or commercial endorsements. However, he may receive offers for collaborations with brands and endorsements at a later time.

However, there is only a restricted amount of publicly available information regarding any brand endorsement agreements he may have been involved in. If any updates regarding this topic are found, they will be provided here.


He achieved the grandmaster title at the age of 13 years, 11 months, and 6 days, making him the youngest-ever Hungarian grandmaster at the time. Also, he won the Hungarian Chess Championship in 2017. In 2013, he emerged as the champion in the European Rapid Chess Championship.

Additionally, in 2020, he won the 11th Danzhou Tournament, finishing ahead of other strong grandmasters. He won the second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia, securing a top-two spot and qualifying for the 2022 Candidates Tournament.

Richard Rapport – Net Worth 2024

The estimated value of his net worth is $5 million and his monthly, weekly, and yearly salaries are unknown. He earned his net worth primarily through his successful career as a chess player.

Additionally, the sports industry can be unpredictable, and players’ net worth can fluctuate significantly over time depending on their success and the demand for their work.


There is no information or evidence of any scandal or controversy surrounding Rapport throughout his career. He tends to keep a low profile in his personal life. And he has not been involved in any publicized incidents or controversies that would cause scandal.

He is known for his professionalism and dedication to his craft, and his reputation in the entertainment industry is generally favorable. He continues to be a respected and accomplished snooker player.

Relationship Status

Richard Rapport is in a romantic relationship with Jovana Vojinović. His wife is also a chess player and holds the title of Woman Grandmaster. The couple married in 2016 and currently resides in Belgrade, Serbia. Their relationship is characterized by their shared love and passion for chess.

Like many celebrities, he prefers to keep her personal life separate from his public persona and they are seen together at many events and parties. By looking at them, it is known that they are so much in love with each other.

Richard Rapport with his wife (Source Chess24)

Caption: Richard Rapport with his wife (Source Chess24)

Body Measurements

His actual height is 5 feet 11 inches and his weight is unknown. According to his images, his haircolorr is dark brown and his eyes are dark brown. Similarly, he has an athletic body type.

His exact body measurement is unknown and he has a great personality with a perfectly shaped body. Richard Rapport is concerned about his body but takes a proper diet including proteinate foods and vegetables, and has clear skin.

Social Media

Richard Rapport is active on social media and has a significant following on his official accounts. On Instagram, he is not active there but fan-based accounts are available. He is active on Facebook where he has 3.6K followers and we found fan base accounts that will be helpful who are curious to know about her. We find his official Twitter account where he has 17.1K followers and has followed 13 people. He joined Twitterinn February 2015.