Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Nepo plays the King’s Gambit!

by Robert Ris
8/31/2023 – Daringly, Ian Nepomniachtchi played the King’s Gambit against Peter Svidler at the World Rapid Team Championship — and he managed to score a full point! In his Fast & Furious show, Robert Ris analyses Nepo’s crushing victory. | Fast & Furious is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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My favourite game of the week is Ian Nepomniachtchi’s crushing victory over Peter Svidler in only 22 moves, using the King’s Gambit!

Svidler went for the solid system with 3...Ne7, and after only 7 moves a totally new position arose. The open nature of the position suited White’s pieces better, and a single grave error enabled Nepo to seize the initiative in impressive manner.

Exercise: Black’s 16...Qb8? was a serious mistake. How can White capitalize on it?

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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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