Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Dubov attacks

by Robert Ris
12/30/2022 – This week Robert Ris presents a fine attacking game by Daniil Dubov who defeated Anish Giri in the World Rapid Championship with Black. | "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.


Robert Ris: "Magnus Carlsen spectacularly won the World Rapid Championships with some very nice victories along the way. For me though the game of the tournament was the crushing attack displayed by Daniil Dubov with the black pieces against Anish Giri. What started off as a quiet symmetrical line in the Fianchetto Variation of the Grunfeld, soon transformed into a dynamical mess, as Dubov sacrificed two pawns and obtained fantastic piece play."

Exercise: How should Black prove its compensation for the pawn?


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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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