Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Ruy Lopez Nepomniachtchi-Ding Liren

by Robert Ris
1/26/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode Robert Ris takes a close look at the Spanish encounter between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren, who continued to discued topics they had discussed in their World Championship Match 2023. | 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.


I look at the spectacular Ruy Lopez game between Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren. Nepo came up with a very interesting new attacking concept, which was probably a leftover from their World Championship preparation. Ding, caught by surprise, didn't find a good antidote and was under pressure the entire game.

Exercise: What is White's best continuation?

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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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