Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: A miniature in the Trompowsky

by Robert Ris
5/12/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris analyses a 21-move miniature obtained out of a Trompowsky Attack. The game was played in Warsaw between R Praggnanandhaa and Anish Giri. | Fast & 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.


The game R Praggnanandhaa v. Anish Giri from the Superbet Rapid in Warsaw features one of the sharpest lines in the Trompowsky. The 18-year-old Indian prodigy introduced a new concept by activating his rook via the third rank, which confused his opponent, who quickly went astray. Fascinating stuff!

Exercise: White to play. What is wrong with Black’s last move 12...Qxh2?

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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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