Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A stunning novelty

by Robert Ris
5/3/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris shows one of his own games - a complicated and interesting fight with chances for both sides. | 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.


Robert Ris: "This time I'll take a look at a game I played myself in the NRW Oberliga, in which the Panov Variation of the Caro-Kann was used. After a few inaccuracies by my opponent, I got out of the opening in a very comfortable position with the white pieces, but then lost control in the middlegame. The ensuing positions, with the material imbalance of a queen against two rooks, were incredibly interesting and offered both of us the chance to play for a win."

Exercise: Black to play - how to evaluate this position?

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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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