Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Anish Giri wins crucial game

by Robert Ris
2/3/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris once again turns his attention to the Tata Steel Tournament 2024 in Wijk aan Zee and analyses a fine and decisive win by Anish Giri in the final round against Max Warmerdam. | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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I take a close look at the crucial final round game between the two Dutch players Anish Giri and Max Warmerdam. In a must-win situation, Anish decided to surprise his opponent with a new idea in the Keymer Variation (1.Nf3 d5 2.e3) and it worked wonderfully for him, as White got a very promising attack.

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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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