Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A sharp line in the Reti

by Robert Ris
11/18/2022 – This week Robert Ris presents a sharp line against the Reti, and takes a close look at the game Duda vs Erigaisi from the Meltwater Chess Champions Tour, in which this line was tested. | "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.


The Reti opening often used to be played to avoid a theoretical battle, and rather play a positionally calm game. However, the lines with ...dxc4 are potentially very sharp and one bad move may be the beginning of the end.

The game Duda-Erigaisi from the final of the Meltwater Chess Champion Tour was an example in which Black didn't react very precisely, but credits have to be given to Duda who convincingly took advantage of Black's imprecise opening play with some accurate pawnbreaks.

Exercise: How should White proceed?


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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.