Charlie Storey: The White Sniper (winning with g3, Bg2 and c4!)
The White Sniper is characterised by three moves against any black setup: 1.g3 2.Bg2 and 3.c4 though not necessarily in that order. Think of The White Sniper as a Hyper- Accelerated Sicilian Dragon against anything that Black plays.
The White Sniper has stealthy surprising power and is super-sound – even more sound than The Black Sniper – and yet avoids the most analysed theory of 1.d4 openings, making it an excellent choice to play for a win.
The White Sniper practitioners’ philosophy is to avoid known drawish theory, whilst keeping a small advantage and stopping Black from having any dangerous counterplay.
I prefer to play The White Sniper with 1.g3, allowing Black the option of a large pawn centre with e5 and d5. However, when starting out with the White Sniper learn it first with 1.c4 to cut down on what you need to know. This opening and the Black Sniper recently helped me to secure an International Master Norm at the 2019 British Chess Championship. In the White Sniper FritzTrainer I have ‘Deep Dived’ with the engine, normally to at least depth 30, to help guide my opinions and suggestions.
• Video running time: 6 hours 40 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with model games
• Bonus: Further Training chapter with repertoire and play features
Charlie Storey is an FM from England, English Chess Federation Academy Coach and U18 Team Coach. Also, he is a Qualified Teacher of Business and Computer Science, performing at ‘A’ in his Masters in Teaching & Learning. Storey regularly teaches 1-1 via Skype using Chessbase and ‘screenshare’. At present, he is taking a break from school teaching to focus on his chess grandmaster aspirations from 2017-2019 – Skype chess students are welcome whilst he plays in the many international tournaments needed to achieve this goal.