Fast and Furious: Tales from the World Youth

by Robert Ris
10/17/2019 – In this episode IM Robert Ris recaps his adventures as a coach at the World Youth in Mumbai. 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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My student Eline Roebers (The Netherlands Girls U-14) was leading the field by half a point after nine rounds, though two very unfortunate losses threw her back in the rankings and eventually she ended up on the sixth place.

In this episode of the Fast & Furious show I will reveal some sharp opening systems we discussed in our preparation, our general approach challenging the opponent and my role as a coach throughout the event.

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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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