Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: An accelerated King's Indian

by Robert Ris
11/3/2023 – In the new episode of his Fast & Furious show, Robert Ris shows how Javokhir Sindarov used a form of an accelerated King's Indian to beat Samuel Sevian with a fast and furious attack in Round 6 of the Grand Swiss Tournament on the Isle of Man. | 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.


The Sevian-Sindarov game is one for the books! Sindarov was playing a sort of Accelerated Kings Indian, omitting an early ...d7-d6 and eventually getting the chance to take his d-pawn to the 5th square in one move, thus freeing his own position. What followed was nothing short of astonishing, and with very energetic play the young Uzbek managed to crush his opponent in just 23 moves, including some very fine tactical shots!

Exercise: White has just taken the pawn on d5. Do you see how Black seizes the initiative?

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.


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