The French Advance

The French Advance

by Sam Collins

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The French Advance by Sam Collins

The Advance Variation is a popular and direct way of meeting the ultra-solid French Defence. Very early on in the game White opts to fix the pawn structure and establishes a genuine space advantage, upon which he later hopes to mount a serious attack. This method of playing against the French Defence has become a firm favorite among uncompromising Grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov, England's Nigel Short, and the rising star in Russia, Alexander Grischuk.

In this book openings expert Sam Collins explains the strategy and tactics of this dynamic opening, studying both the main lines as well as the more offbeat variations. Through the use of model games for both White and Black, he provides a thorough grounding in the key plans and ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently begin to use the French Advance in their own games.

Ideal for club and tournament players
Explains the basic elements, strategies, and tactics for both sides
Provides readers with everything they need to know to start playing the opening

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857443912
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Series: Everyman Chess Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sam Collins is a former Irish Champion who has represented his country at various team tournaments around the world, winning the individual gold medal at the 2002 Bled Chess Olympiad. He is resident of Ireland.

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