Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Surprising and often surprisingly effective: 1.Nc3!?

by Robert Ris
12/1/2022 – This week Robert Ris takes a look at the Van Geet Opening: 1.Nc3!?, a move that helped Arjun Erigaisi to achieve a miniature victory against his compatriot Praggnanandhaa at the finals of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. | "Fast and 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: "I remember that as a kid I attended a lecture by the legendary Dick van Geet, who came to visit the local chess club in Amstelveen. The namesake of this opening showed some amazing examples in which Black quickly went astray. The current game would definitely have fitted well in his collection!"

Exercise: What is White's most precise 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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