Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A masterpiece by Magnus Carlsen

by Robert Ris
10/19/2023 – In the new episode of his Fast & Furious show, Robert Ris is looking at a spectacular miniature played by Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the Qatar Masters Open. A very instructive masterpiece, completed with a splendid mating attack! | 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.


Carlsen's 400 points lower rated opponent IM Srihari struggled to find the right plan for Black in the Slav, giving the world number one the chance to carry out thematic ideas to activate his pieces.

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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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