Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A piece sacrifice in the Panov-Variation of the Caro-Kann

by Robert Ris
12/19/2022 – This week Robert Ris presents an interesting piece sacrifice in a well-known line of the Panov Variation in the Caro-Kann. | "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: "I have a look at the last round game of the Elllobregat Open between Shevchenko and Chopra, which featured a piece sacrifice in a well-known of the Panov Variation in the Caro-Kann. A novelty on move 17 brings some new life into this variation. Although Black is still doing fine there, it turned out that Black's position is practically difficult to handle."

Exercise: Black is aiming for the exchange of queens, but do you see how White keeps the attack alive?


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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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