Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Sacrificing the queen to mate the king

by Robert Ris
3/12/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris has fun with a queen sacrifice that occurred in a game Gukesh and Vincent Keymer played at the Chess Festival Prague. | 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.


Robert Ris: "This week I cover the game Gukesh-Keymer, which lasted only 27 moves. In a Nimzo-Indian with opposite-castled kings, Black seemed to be doing quite well, but after a couple of inaccurate decisions he found himself in deep trouble as his king was too exposed. Gukesh instructively developed his initiative on the kingside and finished the game in style."

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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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