The Chess Player's Mating Guide Vol 1&2!

The Chess Player's Mating Guide Vol 1&2!

IM RobertRis
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Jul 27, 2017

Hi everyone,   Today I received a copy of the newly released Vol.2 of The Chess Player's Mating Guide series I recorded for ChessBase. I'm quite happy with the result and would recommend any ambitious club player and fan of attacking chess to ha...

PRO Chess League Week 9 Prediction

PRO Chess League Week 9 Prediction

IM RobertRis
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Mar 8, 2017

Delhi-Norway 7-9 Budapest-Gorky 9.5-6.5 Marseille-London Lions 10-6 Stockholm-London Towers 9-7 Montreal-Montclair 9.5-6.5 Buenos Aires-Miami 7-9 San Jose-Webster 7-9 STL-San Diego 9-7

PRO Chess League Week 8 Prediction

PRO Chess League Week 8 Prediction

IM RobertRis
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Feb 28, 2017

Norway-Mumbai 10-6 Gorky-Riga 6-10 Cannes- London Lions 9-7 Amsterdam-London Tower 9-7 Toronto-Miami 7-9 Montclair-Philadelphia 9-7 Dallas-San Jose 7-9 San Diego-Rio Grande 7-9

PRO Chess League Week 7 prediction

PRO Chess League Week 7 prediction

IM RobertRis
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Feb 21, 2017

Eastern Division: Mumbai-Gorky: 9-7 Johannesburg-Shymkent 7-9 Budapest-Delhi 9.5-6.5 Belgrade-Riga 6-10 Ljubljana-Norway 7-9   Central Division: Hamburg-London Lions 10-6 Dublin-Abuja 10-6 Amsterdam-Marseille 7-9 Lagos-Reykjavik 5-1...

PRO Chess League Week 6 prediction

PRO Chess League Week 6 prediction

IM RobertRis
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Feb 14, 2017

Eastern Division:   Odisha-Gorky 10-6 Shymkent-Budapest 5-11 Amaravati-Johannesburg 9-7 Mumbai-Riga 7-9 Norway-Delhi 10-6 Ljubljana-Belgrade 9-7   Central Division:   Abuja-Cannes 5-11 Lagos-Apeldoorn 4-12 Stockholm-Marseille 7-9 Dub...

PRO Chess League Week 5 prediction

PRO Chess League Week 5 prediction

IM RobertRis
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Feb 9, 2017

Hi guys!   Apparently last week I bet on a match between two teams who didn't face each other. Hopefully I will fare better this time :)   Great to see the big guys Magnus, Fabi, MVL, So and good old KingLoek in action! Hats off to PRO chess l...

PRO Chess League Week 4 prediction

PRO Chess League Week 4 prediction

IM RobertRis
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Jan 31, 2017

  Eastern Division:   Shymkent-Delhi: 4-12 Amaravati-Riga: 7-9 Mumbai-Belgrade: 10-6 Budapest-Odisha: 7-9 Ljubljana-Johanessburg: 13-3 Norway-Gorky: 10-6   Central Division:   Amsterdam-London Lions: 7-9...

PRO Chess League Week 3 prediction

PRO Chess League Week 3 prediction

IM RobertRis
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Jan 24, 2017

Hi all,   Check out my predictions for Week 3 here below. Too busy with my regular work, so unfortunately no time to go more into detail. So far I haven't been brilliant at predicting the results, but I'm sure I will close in on the other...

PRO Chess League Week 2 prediction

PRO Chess League Week 2 prediction

IM RobertRis
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Jan 16, 2017

Here my predictions for week 2. Hope you all enjoy the matches!   Eastern Division: Delhi-Mumbai: 9-7 The Dynamite is too explosive in the all Indian match! Amaravati-Odisha: 6-10 looks a decent result for both teams to me. Gorky-Shymkent: ...

My Tata Steel Chess 2017

My Tata Steel Chess 2017

IM RobertRis
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Jan 12, 2017

For Dutch chess players the best time of the year is certainly January when the annual Tata Steel Chess Tournament is taking place in coast village Wijk aan Zee, a 30 min drive from Amsterdam. This year it's the 79th edition, a fantastic tradition...

PRO Chess League Week 1 prediction

PRO Chess League Week 1 prediction

IM RobertRis
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Jan 9, 2017

Hi guys   I am looking forward to the most exciting online event ever: the PRO chess league. And yes, it's no joke and I mean that as we will get to see some of the world's best players facing much lower rated opposition. I think we will ...

Tactic: Heberla-Ris, 2. Bundesliga

Tactic: Heberla-Ris, 2. Bundesliga

IM RobertRis
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Dec 4, 2016

Just got back home from a team match in 2. Bundesliga West. My team SF Katernberg suffered a painful defeat against Dortmund: 1.5-6.5.    Against Polish GM Heberla I obtained a comfortable position out of the opening and could start thinking to ...

December Discount for Online Training

December Discount for Online Training

IM RobertRis
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Dec 1, 2016

Hi all!     It's December so I do offer special discount for online training again! This year the December discount will 20% of my regular fee. So instead of $50/hour you will only have to pay $40/hour. Not bad, right? :-) The offer is val...

Change format World Championship: a simple solution

Change format World Championship: a simple solution

IM RobertRis
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Nov 30, 2016

A lot of criticism was heard after the quick draw in the 12th game of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. "Death of Classical Chess'' was a message spread on Twitter by several chess fans.   Personally I don'...

CNE Dutch Rapid Ch Sunday 30th of October

CNE Dutch Rapid Ch Sunday 30th of October

IM RobertRis
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Oct 27, 2016

Hi all! This week I am organizing a chess week with lots of activities in my hometown of Amstelveen. Main event will be on Sunday 30th of October when the Dutch Rapid Championships (Men & Women), sponsored by local company CNE ICT Profession...

Lecture PH Nielsen in Amsterdam 17th of August

Lecture PH Nielsen in Amsterdam 17th of August

IM RobertRis
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Aug 1, 2016

Glad to announce a lecture by a top GM and one of the best seconds/coaches in the World! On Tuesday 17th of August Peter Heine Nielsen will do a 2.5 hour lecture in Amsterdam. The lecture will be organized by my own company: The Amsterdam Chess Ac...

The Chess Player's Mating Guide

The Chess Player's Mating Guide

IM RobertRis
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Mar 7, 2016

I'm proud to announce the release of my newest DVD for ChessBase. In the new series of the The Chess Player's Mating Guide  I will cover different topics related to the decisive stage of the game: the mating attack. The first volume is dedicated t...

Puzzle #1

Puzzle #1

IM RobertRis
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Feb 24, 2016

Will try to post some nice, original puzzles from time to time. Got this inspiration from a game of one of my students. And yes, it's from a real game! :) Black to play and win!

Carlsen-Tomashevsky

Carlsen-Tomashevsky

IM RobertRis
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Feb 12, 2016

Here you can check out my interview with Magnus Carlsen after his victory over Evgeny Tomashevsky. The World Champion used the London system to beat the Russian Champion in only 30 moves, quite an achievement. I found this game quite instructive a...

Holidays

Holidays

IM RobertRis
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Jun 10, 2015

Hi guys!   Just a short message to inform you all that I will be enjoying my holidays (playing the Capablanca Memorial in Havana!) until July 3 and won't be regular on the internet. That will explain I won't respond to any training inquiries the...

Special training offer! NEW: stencils with exercises

Special training offer! NEW: stencils with exercises

IM RobertRis
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Mar 13, 2015

Since the foundation of the Amsterdam Chess Academy I have been busy training the most promising youngsters in the region. Hence, I felt the urge of extending my training material by creating new stencils with diagrams, analytical exercises, game ...

19th century game in the Dutch league!

19th century game in the Dutch league!

IM RobertRis
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Mar 8, 2015

Yesterday the 6th round of the Dutch league was played. My team BSG has a great season so far and we are sharing the third place, 1 MP number one and two. With a 2610 performance after 5 rounds I am still in the run for my first GM norm. Yesterd...

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