Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A fine Ruy Lopez by Jorden Van Foreest

by Robert Ris
6/29/2023 – In today's Fast & Furious show Robert Ris takes a look at a game, in which Jorden Van Foreest convincingly defeated Radoslaw Wojtaszek in a popular line of the Ruy Lopez. | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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In this video course, twenty-nine examples with multiple questions are presented in the interactive format, which is ideal for a range of playing strengths. Step by step you will be taken through the complex positions.


This week I am covering the game Jorden van Foreest against Radoslaw Wojtaszek, which features the Steenwijker Variation of the Ruy Lopez, a line which was tested in the 1st game of the World Championship match earlier this year.

Jorden seemed to be very well prepared and played very ambitiously and managed to put his opponent under pressure from the very start. A very impressive game by the Dutchman as he didn't give Wojtaszek a chance at all!

Exercise: How does White continue to fight for the initiative?

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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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