Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A convincing attack against the Najdorf

by Robert Ris
12/30/2023 – In the last Fast & Furious episode of 2023, Robert Ris analysed a spectacular victory obtained by his 15-year-old student IM Arthur de Winter. Out of a fashionable line in the Sicilian Najdorf, White’s attack turned out to be faster than his opponent’s. | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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In the last Fast & Furious show of 2023 I analysed the spectacular victory obtained by one of my students: 15-year-old IM Arthur de Winter.

Arthur defeated GM Thomas Beerdsen at the Groningen Chess Festival. In a fashionable line of the Najdorf (6.h3 e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.g4) White’s attacking play just came faster, and Arthur convincingly converted his advantage into a full point. 

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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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