Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: 4.h4 h5 in the Caro-Kann

by Robert Ris
3/9/2023 – In his Fast & Furious show, Robert Ris looks at the topical line with 4.h4 h5 in the Advance Variation of the Caro-Kann. The famed trainer analyses a game in which Black tried to cover the g5-square with f7-f6, in vain... | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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I will have a look at the topical line with 4.h4 h5 in the Advance Variation of the Caro-Kann which was seen a few times at the European Individual Championships. Thanks to the inclusion of the h-pawns, the g5-square has been seriously weakened and is often used by a white minor piece.

In the following game, Black tried to cover the square with ...f7-f6, in vain...

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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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