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 hours 9 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• EXTRA: More than 800 Games from this variation
• Including CB 12 Reader


This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

Sample video


  • 01: Introduction [07:32]
  • The Spanish Fianchetto - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6
  • 02: 4.d4 exd4 Sidelines - Video analysis [09:56]
  • 03: 4.d4 exd4 5.c3 - Video analysis [20:02]
  • 04: 4.d4 exd4 5.Bg5 Part I - Video analysis [12:48]
  • 05: 4.d4 exd4 5.Bg5 Part II - Video analysis [16:58]
  • 06: 4.d4 exd4 5.Bg5 Part III - Video analysis [11:21]
  • 07: 4.c3 a6 5.Bxc6 - Video analysis [18:07]
  • 08: 4.c3 a6 5.Bc4 - Video analysis [12:42]
  • 09: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.Bg5 - Video analysis [17:00]
  • 10: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.d5 Sidelines - Video analysis [10:51]
  • 11: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.d5 Nce7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.c4 h6 11.Nfd2/Qb3 - Video analysis [12:36]
  • 12: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.d5 Nce7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.c4 h6 11.Nc3 f5 12th move Sidelines - Video analysis [08:23]
  • 13: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.d5 Nce7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.c4 h6 11.Nc3 f5 12.exf5 - Video analysis [11:10]
  • 14: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.d5 Nce7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.c4 h6 11.Nc3 f5 12.Ne1 - Video analysis [10:43]
  • 15: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8th move Sidelines - Video analysis [08:34]
  • 16: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.dxe5 - Video analysis [18:08]
  • 17: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Re1 Nf6 9.Bxc6 - Video analysis [08:42]
  • 18: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Re1 Nf6 9.d5 - Video analysis [09:48]
  • 19: 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Re1 Nf6 9.Nbd2 - Video analysis [12:16]
  • Interactive positions
  • 20: Test 1 - Sokolov v Spassky [01:20]
  • 21: Test 2 - Sokolov v Spassky [01:40]
  • 22: Test 3 - Karpov v Spassky [01:52]
  • 23: Test 4 - Shirov v Azmaiparashvili [01:31]
  • 24: Test 5 - Socko v Bartel [01:16]
  • 25: Test 6 - 4.d4 exd4 5.Bg5 [01:25]
  • 26: Test 7 - 7.Bg5 [01:33]
  • 27: Test 8 - Karjakin v Carlsen [01:13]
  • 28: Test 9 - Marjanovic v Khamatgaleev [01:23]
  • 29: Test 10 - Karjakin v Carlsen [01:21]

Ruy Lopez

The Spanish Opening is one of the absolutely oldest. It is named after the Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura, who in 1561 presented his analyses on this way of starting the game in a book. But even today the Spanish can be seen in many games of top players and it is quite clearly the most important of the Open Games. Not only does White develop his bishop, he also immediately puts pressure on the black e5-pawn. Whereas previously 3...a6 was almost obligatory, nowadays 3...Nf6 – the Berlin Defence – is favoured.

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