Sam Collins: The Spanish Fianchetto

11/4/2016 – Are you frustrated by the regular games that come after 1.e4 e5? Are you, like Magnus Carlsen, looking for a way to generate playable but unbalanced postions? Well the moves 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 lead to exactly that. A leading expert, Sam Collins, explains the key ideas of 3…g6 and provides a complete repertoire for Black, suitable for regular use. Over four hours of video, 800 key games, and interactive training with video feedback.

Sam Collins: The Spanish Fianchetto (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6)

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 White’s reaction, with …Nf6 or a quick …f5. Play quickly goes outside normal Ruy Lopez patterns and often reaches positions more typical of a King’s 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
  • Price: €29.90; €25.13 without VAT (for customers outside the EU); $27.14 (without VAT)
  • Buy Sam Collins' Spanish Fianchetto in the ChessBase Shop

7½-minute video introduction to Sam Collins' Spanish Fianchetto

Two-minute introduction to Sam Collins

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.

Other DVDs by Sam Collins in the ChessBase Shop


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