Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: An attacking masterpiece in the King's Indian

by Robert Ris
6/23/2022 – This week Robert Ris looks at a brilliant attacking masterpiece in the King's Indian, in which Black tried a subtle idea in a well-known line. | "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.


Lately a lot of new moves and ideas have been tried in the main tabiya of the Kings Indian Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0). The subtle 7...h6!? is one of them and is quite often seen in grandmaster practice.

The inspiring game between the two young American GMs Checa (21 years old) and Jacobson (19 years old) contains some truly beautiful attacking motifs to illustrate Black's attacking play in this opening. If you did not fell in love with this opening yet, you surely will after going through this masterpiece! 

Exercise: Black to move!


Feel free to move the pieces on the live diagram!

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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.