Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A rollercoaster game

by Robert Ris
2/10/2023 – In his 'Fast & Furious' show, Robert Ris looks back at a rollercoaster game, in which Ian Nepomniachtchi used the Deferred Steinitz Variation of the Ruy Lopez to initiate an early (and eventually successful) attack on the kingside. | "Fast and 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.


Black opted for the unusual plan of launching its g-pawn on move 6! In the spirit of the Kings-Indian Black attempted to build up a powerful attack on the kingside and eventually got rewarded with a victory in only 29 moves. Although, things could have gone totally different... 

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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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