Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A new idea in the Queen's Gambit Declined

by Robert Ris
1/12/2023 – In his "Fast & Furious" show Robert Ris presents a relatively new idea in the Queen's Gambit Declined. The provocative move Robert discusses has brought a number of successes. | "Fast and Furious" is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Robert Ris: "Calm before the storm as we are getting ready for the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Still, I was quite excited to see a relatively new idea in the Queens Gambit Declined in a game between Lobanov and Sychev. In the very well-known position Black opted for the provocative 6...Bg4!?, inviting White to bring the queen out to b3 and win a pawn on d5 or b7. It has recently been tried in a couple of games by GM Sarana with good results."

Exercise: A typical position: White has taken the pawns on a7 and b7 and with its last move 10.Be2 he is preparing to get its king out of th centre. What can Black do now?


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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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