Fast and Furious: Sicilian Rossolimo with 3...e6

by Robert Ris
6/27/2019 – Looking for a great attacking weapon against the Sicilian Rossolimo? You better come and watch this episode of the 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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A Magnus miniature

In the first round of the Croatia leg of the Grand Chess Tour current World Champion Magnus Carlsen continued to show great form by defeating Anish Giri with the black pieces. Since his match against Fabiano Caruana in London 2018 he used the move 3...g6 in answer to the Sicilian Rossolimo, but for this occasion he switched to another dynamical setup with 3...e6. Tonight we will discuss the current theoretical state of this line and show that Black has a lot of dynamic resources to compensate for the structural weaknesses. Some great attacking games have been played by Black in this line and once Magnus himself almost suffered a crucial defeat with White in the Candidates Tournament of 2013.

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Here's the denouement of yesterday's Giri vs Carlsen game:


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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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