Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Spectacular chess in Wijk

by Robert Ris
2/3/2023 – In his 'Fast & Furious' show, Robert Ris looks back at the Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk and presents what he calls "the most spectacular game of the tournament". It was exciting from the start. | "Fast and Furious" is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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The Tata Steel Tournament is over and it's time to look back at what I think was the most spectacular game of the tournament: the game Warmerdam-Pechac featured a Ruy Lopez with 3...Nge7 and it was the Dutchman who came up with a novelty on move 5 and soon after launched a powerful attack. His play was perhaps not always super precise, but it was definitely praiseworthy and a pleasure to watch!

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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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