Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: New ideas for Black in the Queen's Gambit Accepted

by Robert Ris
6/17/2021 – This week, the well-known Dutch trainer Robert Ris takes a look at new and aggressive idea that helps Black to spice up things up in the Queen's Gambit Accepted. | "Fast and Furious" is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Robert will look at two recently played games (Greenfeld-Nguyen and Praggnanandhaa-Abdumalik) featuring a new idea for Black in the sharp line 3.e4 b5 in the Queen's Gambit Accepted. Black is ready to sacrifice the exchange and give up the right to castle in order to launch a quick attack against the white king.

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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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