Robert Ris' Fast and Furious: The Modernized Sveshnikov

by Robert Ris
7/16/2020 – This week brings a very special edition of Robert Ris' "Fast & Furious" show, as Robert recently released his new book "The Modernized Sveshnikov", in which he presents a Black repertoire against 1.e4 that is based on one of the most reliable variations of the Sicilian. "Fast and Furious" is available from 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST / 15:00 EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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A Black repertoire against 1.e4: The Modernized Sveshnikov

Robert Ris: "In this week's F&F show I'll guide you through the most interesting new developments in this opening, explaining my choices for certain variations and show you two model games in both the dynamical (9.Bxf6) and positional line (9.Nd5). In another episode of the show we already had a closer look at the current Main Line with 7.Nd5."

To get into the mood: you are invited to solve one of the 40 exercises presented in the book (and discussed in the show too!). Black to play!


Move the pieces on the live diagram!

This week's show

Robert is on air every other Thursday at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST / 15:00 EST)

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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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