Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Castling queenside in the Italian

by Robert Ris
3/24/2022 – This week Robert Ris takes has a close look at a new idea in the Italian in which White sacrifices a pawn, castles queenside and throws all his pieces at the black king. This concept worked out fantastically for White in the game Van Foreest-Navara that was played recently in the Charity Cup. | "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.


However, this idea was not new for Robert who had analysed it before and found some amazing tactical ideas which he presents in his latest DVD "Calculation Training Booster".

The following position is taken from his analysis and can be found on the DVD.

Exercise: What should Black play?


You can 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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