French Advance Review 2013-06
e2e4ChessNews FR Advance Review June 2013
Here is a summary of recent and potential white ideas that defenders must be aware of. I also surveyed a 3…b6 which can be used as a backup to the main line 3..c5.
My favorite game is game 2 where Toth completely dominated GM Gonda in the TCh-HUN 2010–11.
- Games 1-3 3…b6(Backup)
- Games 4-6 3…c5(Main Line)
Example Background Video
All games come with a background video.
This is a key game showing black’s potential in the 3…b6 line. White got a bit behind in development which allowed Short to favorably open up the position.
Khalifman,Alexander (2690) – Short,Nigel D (2676)
FR Advance 3…b6 [C02]
Moscow Fide.com Cup Moscow (3), 26.03.2001
A really fantastic example of play over the whole board and positional domination.
Toth,E (2414) – Gonda,L (2550)
FR Advance 3…b6 4.c3 Qd7 5.Nf3 [C02]
TCh-HUN 2010–11 Decs HUN (6), 20.02.2011
This is an update to the Khalifman-Short Moscow 2001 game. Black was fine but allowed white to start a dangerous attack.
Feygin,M (2538) – Jochens,A (2298)
FR Advance 3…b6 4..c3 Qd7 5.Nd2 [C02]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Norderstedt GER (3), 10.11.2012
Black had an excellent position from the opening but allowed white too much counterplay. GM Williams recommends 6..f6 against 6.a3 but other moves are possible.
Strange,M (2335) – Pavlovic,Milos (2509)
Admiral Niels Juel Cup 2013 Koge DEN (5.8), 23.04.2013
The usual plan for black is …b6 followed by …Ba6 to trade light bishops. Black tried a new way to engineer the bishop trade(5…a6/..Bb5) and got an equal game. Later black lost an exiting back and forth battle.
Cubas,Jo (2550) – Gutierrez,Ca (2253)
FR Advance 4.c3 Bd7 5.Nf3 a6 [C02]
VIII American Continental 2013 Cochabamba BOL (3.12), 09.05.2013
Motylev,A (2669) – Fodor,T jr (2475)
FR Advance 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.a3 c4 [C02]
14th Euro Indiv 2013 Legnica POL (8.66), 13.05.2013