Aronian On The Initiative
Levon Aronian has been among the World elite players the last 10 years and last year has been one of his most successful years, winning the World Cup for the second time in his career.
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Levon Aronian has been among the World elite players the last 10 years and last year has been one of his most successful years, winning the World Cup for the second time in his career. His trademark style of play has been creative, aggressive attacking chess, not shying away from taking risks. In this video series with Aronian on the Initiative we will have a closer look at four recently played games from the Armenian powerhouse where he quickly outplays his opponents, rated 2700+ in only 30 moves. Those masterpieces show how to use the initiative at its best! Learn and enjoy!
Robert Ris (1988) is an IM from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2014 he founded the Amsterdam Chess Academy. He has several written publications (Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player Volume 1 is soon to be published!) and has recorded a number of well-received DVDs for ChessBase. He also often shows up as a commentator in the strongest Dutch tournaments like Tata Steel Chess, Hoogeveen & Dutch Championships. Besides that, he is the organizer of the Schaakweek Amstelveen which includes a lot of promotional events as well as the Dutch Rapid Championships.