Recently, the Milner-Barry Gambit in the Advance Variation of the French has gained in popularity again. In the old main lines White was often ready to sacrifice both central pawns to open files against Black’s king in the centre.
In recent games various strong players have fallen victim of a new concept in this line in which White quickly brings up the h-pawn to restrict mobility on the kingside. The lack of space often leads to mistakes by Black and gives White good attacking chances.
Exercise: Do you see the amazing resource Carissa Yip found here for White?
You can move the pieces on the live diagram!
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