The Spanish Game: Fianchetto Variation (Download)
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 center with d4-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 Fritz Trainer, 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.