Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: An antidote against the Zukertort-Colle system?

by Robert Ris
4/6/2023 – In his Fast & Furious show, Robert Ris takes a close look at the fifth and decisive game that Tan Zhongyi and Lei Tingjie played in the finals of the Women’s Candidates. Lei came up with an interesting approach against the Zukertort-Colle system and won a fine game. | 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.


Last week we had a look at the first game of the match between Tan Zhongyi and Lei Tingjie. Their fifth game is at least as spectacular and also deserves a closer study. Black came up with a highly ambitious approach to tackle the Zukertort-Colle System. Aggressive pawn play, subtle positional manouevring and precise calculation brought Tingjie Lei a fully deserved ticket for the World Championship match.

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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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thirteen thirteen 4/6/2023 03:42
Robert only says "not the strongest move" for black' [move 12] but declines to elaborate in that direction at all, giving only better lines for white. Great analysis and entertaining, for white, if inconclusive, as I play The Caro Kann. A common happening, with opening coaching, I think. Not exactly giving any full picture, for the benefit of the excitement. But if you don't have your own powerful resources, then one can become swayed, one way or another, pretty falsely.