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My student Eline World Champion Girls U14!

My student Eline World Champion Girls U14!

IM RobertRis
| Dec 24, 2020

Hi everyone! On Wednesday my long-term student Eline Roebers (The Netherlands) managed to win the World Championships online Girls U14! In the final she managed to defeat her Hungarian opponent Zsoka Gaal with 1.5-0.5. In the first game Eline...

NEW: The Killer Scotch + Nepo-Ding

NEW: The Killer Scotch + Nepo-Ding

IM RobertRis
| Jul 31, 2020

Hi everyone! While enjoying my spare time on the warmest day of the year in The Netherlands, I'm proud to announce another release: The Killer Scotch! It has been only two months since my DVD on the Killer Scandinavian has been launched and I...

The Modernized Sveshnikov: e-book Forward Chess

The Modernized Sveshnikov: e-book Forward Chess

IM RobertRis
| Jul 21, 2020

Hi everyone! Good news: my recently published book, The Modernized Sveshnikov is now also available as an e-book on Forward Chess ! In the following 30-minutes video I explain the structure of the book and give you an overview what is it all ...

NEW BOOK: The Modernized Sveshnikov (UPDATE 1)

NEW BOOK: The Modernized Sveshnikov (UPDATE 1)

IM RobertRis
| Jun 26, 2020

Today I received some copies by mail of the newly published The Modernized Sveshnikov. Of course, I will be very interested hearing from you what do you think of this work, but for now I just only want to express my happiness. Holding your own boo...

NEW BOOK: The Modernized Sveshnikov

NEW BOOK: The Modernized Sveshnikov

IM RobertRis
| Jun 21, 2020

Hi folks! I'm proud to inform you about my newest publication: The Modernized Sveshnikov! For more than one year I have been working on this fascinating opening, which used to be my childhood's favorite and recently became part of ...

Online Group Lessons

Online Group Lessons

IM RobertRis
| Jun 18, 2020

Hi everyone! For quite some years I'm doing regular group training sessions for several clubs, mainly in Amsterdam area but also other clubs have shown interest in my services. Due to the pandemic outbreak these sessions have temporarily been...

New GingerGM video course: The Killer Scandinavian

New GingerGM video course: The Killer Scandinavian

IM RobertRis
| Jun 5, 2020

Hi everyone! Hope you all are still doing fine in this time of pandemic! I have been incredibly busy with online training. Being now officially listed at the coaching page certainly helped me to get some new students from the US, India a...

Launch personal website IM Robert Ris!

Launch personal website IM Robert Ris!

IM RobertRis
| Apr 29, 2020

Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing fine during these crazy times! It's a long time since I have done some blogging. Lately I have been shifting all my trainings to the online scene. I already had quite a number of online students all ar...

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

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

IM RobertRis
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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...

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