Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A double fianchetto in Fridman-Carlsen

by Robert Ris
4/6/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris looks at a game featuring the Double Fianchetto System. In the spirit of the King’s Indian Defence, Magnus Carlsen seizes the initiative on the kingside with black to win an instructive game. | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

Calculation Training Booster Calculation Training Booster

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.


This week I am examining the game between Daniel Fridman and Magnus Carlsen from the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe

The game features a Double Fianchetto system. In the spirit of the King’s Indian, Magnus managed to seize the initiative on the kingside and, despite some mistakes along the way, went on to win an instructive game. Some other Magnus games are presented as well to illustrate Black’s chances in this line.

Exercise: How should Black make progress?

Feel free to move the pieces on the live diagram!

This week’s show

Watch previous shows

Recent shows

Many more Fast and Furious episodes are available in ChessBase Videos


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.
Discussion and Feedback Submit your feedback to the editors


Rules for reader comments


Not registered yet? Register