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Catalan Opening [E01-09]
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Playing Catalán as Black seems unpleasant ż
I usually play Grünfeld and Slav, but lately added Nimzo and Ragozin/Queen's Indian into Black repertoire. Perhaps is psychological, but I feel that after 1. d4 Cf6 2. c4 e6, 3. Cc3 and 3. Cf3 are not...
Started 09/06/18 at 06:53:33 by Leon_Trotsky
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09/26/18 at 07:15:04
08/17/18 at 22:01:25
05/22/18 at 07:43:53
Taking advantage of delayed c4
Playing the QGD and wanting to face the Catalan with a Bb4+ system, the move-order 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 annoys me, for no rational reason ! I know the Bf5 or Bg4 with c6 systems are supposed to be f...
Started 08/25/16 at 15:35:47 by Laramonet
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04/25/18 at 10:27:27
Closed Catalan - 6. 0-0 Nc6!?
I have for fun just played a few games against Shredder on my phone. It keeps playing the line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 0-0 6. 0-0 Nc6!? This has actually been played by quite a f...
Started 02/23/15 at 19:42:09 by fling
03/15/18 at 18:02:14
07/20/17 at 23:55:23
Sharp lines vs the Catalan
I am currently looking for a new weapon against the Catalan.
I would describe myself as an attacking player, I like to have the initiative.
I wouldn't mind much to sac the ...
Started 11/17/16 at 21:24:13 by Tauromachie
11/17/16 at 22:27:52
Bizarre queen sac in the Catalan?
Recently, I played the following game as Black against the Catalan.
[White "Enter New Game"]
6.a4 is a legitimate sideline, but 8.Nc3 is a novelty. It looks as though Black just plays 8...b5 with a nice position, as ...b4 is coming. My opponent after the game stated
Started 08/31/16 at 19:42:53 by cramie10
09/02/16 at 00:17:12
Best books for Black for playing vs the Catalan?
What are, if any, the best books for Black for dealing with the Catalan? I mean repertoire books, but also books with lots of explanatory ideas, so that Black can decide what to play...
Started 06/07/16 at 22:27:33 by grandpatzer
08/17/16 at 18:57:20
08/22/15 at 18:38:26
Symmetrical Variation, Pseudo-Catalan
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3
Are there many resources on this line? If so, would you share? I like delaying c4, as I'm a softy. My database gives it decent results.
Started 07/23/15 at 03:11:02 by Ama17
07/26/15 at 07:02:19
04/09/14 at 12:50:39
01/08/14 at 19:16:17
05/14/13 at 11:34:13
Catalan 4...dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Nc3
While I consider Ruslan's notes to be some of the best and most comprehensive on the site, so far there is an unfortunate absence of treatment of the subject line (there is a mere mention in the PDF f...
Started 08/18/10 at 20:14:14 by Markovich
12/07/12 at 14:56:32
The sharpest Catalan?
Facing the Catalan with Black I wonder what you recommend to play to get the sharpest and most unbalancing positions.
Maybe we can get an interesting fighting collection here?<br...
Started 11/01/12 at 08:07:47 by Matemax
11/02/12 at 03:50:33
Bologan repertoire book on Catalan
According to Amazon, New in Chess are publishing a book by Bologan called "The Powerful Catalan: A Complete Repertoire for White". I can't see anything about this on the New in Chess site. I wonder ho...
Started 05/11/12 at 12:35:30 by Straggler
10/07/12 at 16:18:36
Catalan: what happened to 6...dxc4 7.Qc2 b5 ?
At this year's euro-Ch Salgado tried the amazing line
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 b5!? 8.a4 b4 9.Ne5 Qxd4 10.Bxa8 Qxe5
where Black sacrifices the exchange f...
Started 11/14/11 at 23:19:28 by Brehn
04/07/12 at 15:06:35
The Catalan against all 1…d5 responses?
I just had a quick look at Avrukh’s books, as most of you know, a two volume repertoire for white with 1d4. As Avrukh himself explains at the introduction, his repertoire is based, whenever possible, ...
Started 03/21/12 at 11:31:06 by fairchess
03/28/12 at 09:45:00
today I played the catalan against a rare setup, which seems to have good chances to equalize. I wonder, why Black´s setup is used so seldom.
Here are the moves:
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3...
Started 04/10/11 at 19:26:05 by gewgaw
04/11/11 at 11:43:56
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