Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Winning with the Jobava-London System

by Robert Ris
4/14/2022 – This week Robert Ris takes a look at the game Niemann-Thorhallsson from the Reykjavik Open. The young American Hans Moke Niemann is one of the main experts of the Jobava-London System and in this game he managed to defeat the experienced Icelandic GM Thorhallsson in only 21 moves. | "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.


In the game Thorhallsson decided to expand frivolously on the queenside, neglecting the development of his pieces. Not a good idea as was shown by Niemann, who convincingly managed to exploit the deficiencies of Black's position.

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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.