Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Alekseenko attacks

by Robert Ris
12/23/2022 – This week Robert Ris presents a fine attacking game by Kirill Alekseenko, the winner of the Sitges Open, who showed the potential of the Steinitz Variation of the Ruy Lopez. | "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.


Robert Ris: "I have a look at the spectacular game Puranik-Alekseenko from the Sunway Sitges Open, in which Black launched a powerful attack against White's king in the Steinitz Variation of the Ruy Lopez. In the middlegame play was far from perfect, but nevertheless (or thanks to that!) very enjoyable to watch!"

Exercise: How did Black give his attack a new impulse?


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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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