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Description - 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857443912
ISBN-10: 1857443918
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Everyman Chess
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sam Collins

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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