The Spanish Fianchetto - Sam Collins
- IM Sam Collins
- 4 Hours 9 Minutes
- Publication Date:
- November 3, 2016
- System Requirements:
- Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows (Supports XP (Service pack 3), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DirectX9, 256 MB graphics card, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access for program activation.
In the fight for playable, unbalanced positions after 1.e4 e5, many top players (including World Champion Magnus Carlsen) turned to 3
g6 against the Ruy Lopez (2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5). Black aims for a kingside fianchetto combined, depending on Whites reaction, with
Nf6 or a quick
f5. Play quickly goes outside normal Ruy Lopez patterns and often reaches positions more typical of a Kings Indian, particularly when White closes the centre with d5. Black hopes that 1.e4 players will be less familiar with this territory, and the natural kingside attacking chances it offers the second player. In this DVD, Sam Collins explains the key ideas of 3
g6 and provides a complete repertoire for Black, suitable for regular use.
Video running time: 4 h 9 min (English)
With interactive training including video feedback
Extra: More than 800 Games from this variation
Including CB 12 Reader
Sam Collins is an International Master from Ireland with two GM norms. He has represented his country at six Olympiads, winning an individual gold medal at Bled in 2002. He is the author of several bestselling opening books. As a coach, he has lectured national junior squads and taught the master class at the renowned Berkeley Chess School. He has been national champion of Ireland and Japan.