Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Sicilian adventures

by Robert Ris
5/18/2023 – In his Fast & Furious show, Robert Ris takes a look at the game Yoo-Maghsoodloo from the 1st round of the Sharjah Masters. A Classical Sicilian Rauzer with 7.Qd3 was soon transformed into a Sveshnikov-type of structure, in which Black succeeded with energetic play. | 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.


White aimed to gain control over the light-squares but never really succeeded and with few precise moves the Iranian Super-GM took over the initiative and crushed his opponent in a very impressive manner.

Exercise: Black is winning anyway, but do you see the most elegant way to proceed?

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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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