Fast and Furious: The Dutch-Peruvian Gambit

by Robert Ris
5/2/2019 – Today on the Fast & Furious show we will have a look at some brilliant masterpieces and miniatures from the past and update you on the latest theory and move-orders in the so-called Dutch-Peruvian Gambit! 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 videos.chessbase.com/live or login via Playchess for Windows.

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1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.c3 f6 4.g5 c5 5.cxd5 and rather than taking on d4, Black may consider 5...b6, which leads to the so-called Dutch-Peruvian Gambit:

 

In the previous century, Dutch player Lodewijk Prins and Peruvian master Esteban Canal had some excellent results with Black in this line. But why has it gone out of fashion, or is it perhaps still playable?

But first...Black to move — can the b5 knight be taken?

 

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Born in 1988, Robert Ris is an International Master who has represented The Netherlands in various international youth events. Nowadays his main activities in the Amsterdam area consist of teaching in schools, chess clubs and giving coaching sessions to private clients. On top of that, he is also an active online trainer with a number of students from a host of different countries. Between 2009 and 2013 he contributed to the online magazines ChessVibes Openings and ChessVibes Training and now has a monthly endgame column in the Masters Bulletin at Chess.com. On the PlayChess server The Fast and the Furious is a popular show where he explains sharp opening lines for a wider audience. He has also made a number of contributions to ChessBase Magazine, and has had several appearances as a live commentator for prestigious events, including the Dutch National Championships 2011-2013 and the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in 2013 and 2014.And he is a popular ChessBase author who produced a number of DVDs on how to play the opening.
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