Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Theoretical duels and a fine attack

by Robert Ris
6/16/2022 – This week Robert Ris looks at a game between the two young Indian Grandmasters Aravindh and Erigaisi, which was played at the MPL Indian Chess Tour and is a good example of Aravindh's attacking skills. | "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.


The game Aravindh-Erigaisi from the MPL Indian Chess Tour started off with 1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 and despite invitations by Black to transpose to either the French (2.e4) or the Sicilian (3.e4) eventually play transposed to well-known lines normally arising from the Queen's Indian Defence (4.e3). In most cases Black accepts to play against the Isolated Queen's Pawn, this time White got the chance to launch a powerful attack with the hanging pawn structure. 

Exercise: What is the most precise way for White continuing with his attacking plans?


Feel free to move the pieces on the live diagram!

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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.