Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Beating the Caro-Kann

by Robert Ris
1/7/2024 – In the first Fast & Furious episode of 2024, Robert Ris presents a dangerous line against a popular variation of the Caro-Kann. | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Magnus Carlsen managed to win the World Rapid & Blitz, but in this first episode of the year we have a look at another Norwegian star. Johan-Sebastian Christiansen managed to defeat two top grandmasters on the same day with essentially the same opening trap.

Both Anton and Gukesh were unfamiliar with a popular line in the Caro-Kann main line with 4...Nf6 5.Nxf6 exf6 and ran into a powerful piece sacrifice which leads to immense problems for Black.

Exercise: Do you see the killer blow??

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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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