Fast and Furious: Rockin' the Rauzer

by Robert Ris
9/12/2019 – In this episode IM Robert Ris takes a romp through the Sicilian Rauzer. The live show at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST / 1 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. In the diagram, it's White to play and win!

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Ris on the Rauzer

The Sicilian Rauzer is back at the top level! Are you looking for a sharp opening against 1.e4? The Rauzer is excellent weapon playing for a win with both colours. In this show we will discuss the latest games in this opening, including some spectacular games from the World Cup which is currently taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk. The focus will be mainly on the thematic ideas and tactical shots for both sides to make it an attractive opening choice for you!  

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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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