Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: The underdog strikes again!

by Robert Ris
6/8/2024 – In his new Fast & Furious episode, Robert Ris takes another look at one of his favourite subjects - wins by the underdog, the nominally weaker player. The underdog win in this episode came at the World Junior Championship and it was Abhimanyu Mishra, the world's youngest ever grandmaster, who suffered. | 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.


Robert Ris: "This week's show features the board 1 clash in the first round of the World Juniors. Top seed Abhimanyu Mishra got an overwhelming advantage out of a Bogo-Indian against an opponent almost 500 points lower rated, but soon lost his way and went on to lose. What went wrong for Black in the opening and how should White have punished the mistakes?"

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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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arzi arzi 6/10/2024 04:56
Would it be time to open commenting in other news as well, Frederic? For example, "
FIDE Ethics Commission suspends Russian Chess Federation and reprimands FIDE President " needs commentary.