Fast and Furious: Sicilians from Poikovsky

by Robert Ris
6/13/2019 – Today IM Robert Ris tackles Sicilians from Poikovsky on his Fast & Furious Show! The live show at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST / 2 PM EDT) is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!). To chat, please visit or login via Playchess for Windows.

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Sicilians from Poikovsky

Enough has been said and written about the wonderful queen sacrifice in the game Firouzja-Karthikeyan from the Asian Continental. Tonight in the Fast & Furious show I will have a look at two very spectacular games from the Poikovsky tournament. Sasikiran won a nice game with the English Attack versus rising star Artemiev. In Korobov-Fedoseev opted for the ultra aggressive approach against the Scheveningen by advancing his kingside pawns, while his own king stayed in the centre. You better don't miss this show, as my analysis features some amazing attacking and defensive resources for both sides.

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Robert is an International Master who mostly spends his time training and coaching talented youngsters. On the PlayChess server The Fast and the Furious is a popular show where he explains sharp opening lines for a wider audience. He is also a well-known ChessBase author who produced numerous DVDs and regularly contributes to ChessBase Magazine as well. Since 2015 he is the organizer of the Dutch Rapid Championships in his home town Amstelveen. He has started a YouTube channel with chess analysis as well.


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