Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A sharp line against the Nimzo

by Robert Ris
7/6/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris takes a look at the game Firouzja-So, which featured the sharp Sämisch Variation (4.a3) against the Nimzo-Indian. In a relatively well-known position, it seemed like Wesley So got surprised by a spectacular pawn sacrifice (8.c5!?) and quickly lost control. In this episode we'll deal with the theoretical implications of this almost new concept. | 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.


Question: How should White complete his kingside development?

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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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