Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Winnning on demand - with the King's Indian Attack

by Robert Ris
8/5/2021 – This week, well-known Dutch trainer Robert Ris takes a look how Sergey Karjakin won a must-win game in spectacular fashion against Sam Shankland at the FIDE World Cup - with the King's Indian Attack as a surprise weapon. | "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 week's "Fast & Furious" show we have a look another game of Sam Shankland. The American player had an excellent run at the World Cup and had eliminated Peter Svidler in the previous round and impressively outplayed Sergey Karjakin in the first game of their mini-match.

However, the former World Championship challenger, who won the World Cup back in 2015, is well-known for winning his games on demand. He avoided the forcing main lines of the French and instead opted for the King's Indian Attack.

His approach worked out incredibly well and bounced back with a spectacular kingside attack. 

Exercise: How did Karjakin give his attack a new impulse?


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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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