Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Nihal Sarin attacks!

by Robert Ris
10/9/2023 – In the new episode of his Fast & Furious show, Robert Ris presents a fine attacking game Nihal Sarin played at the European Club Cup, which finished last weekend. | 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.


In the first round of the European Club Cup, Indian youngster Nihal Sarin played a nice attacking game against Croatian GM Marin Bosiocic.

Against the Ragozin, White chose the flexible 5.e3, leading to positions familiar from the Nimzo-Indian Rubinstein Variation. The setup with a knight on e5 supported by pawns on d4 and f4 is rather uncomfortable for Black and allows White to launch a powerful attack.

In this week's episode of the Fast & Furious show several thematic attack ideas are discussed in detail!

Exercise: White has just sacrificed its knight on c3. Do you see Nihal's idea? White to play!

Feel free to move the pieces on the live diagram!

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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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