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Move order questions regarding Catalan
Suppose you want to play the Catalan against QGD-NID-QID. What are the pros and cons of 1. Nf3 and 1. d4 (I am thinking of Avrukh's book here: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 and 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4...

Started 10/18/10 at 19:06:00 by F22
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By: Keano
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Avrukh's Catalan: question
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.O-O Nc6 and here Avrukh recommends 7.Nc3.  Then after 7...Rb8, he proceeds 8.e4 b5 9.d5 Nb4 10.b3 cxb3 11.Qxb3 c5 12.dxc6 Nxc6 13.Bf4 Rb7 14.Rfd1!? <br /...

Started 07/28/10 at 17:45:19 by Markovich
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By: Vandros
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Live 5-minute Chess Videos
this post is on the Catalan, where I have the white pieces... my opponent played an unorthodox variation (Bb4+)

Started 07/19/10 at 08:53:36 by charlesgalofre
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By: BPaulsen
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New playable Catalan eBook
Download it now! Wink

Started 02/25/09 at 23:37:27 by GMTonyKosten
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By: cma6
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Poll: Anti-Catalan for IM John Cox' book
Time for a poll. I hope I haven't forgotten any important option. The starting position is 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3.
IMJohnCox wrote on 02/07/10 at 00:40:59:
The book is supposed to have a Catalan line, although I haven't yet d...

Started 02/07/10 at 00:59:18 by MNb
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By: Ametanoitos
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An other repertoire book with the catalan
Wojo’s Weapons
Starting with 1. Nf3 d5 and going into the catalan apparently which only makes sense if they follow it up with an other book with anti-indian 1 Nf3 stuff like the Kramnik series. <...

Started 08/24/09 at 20:02:38 by Schaakhamster
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By: huibui
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Catalan...4 dc4 followed by Bb4 and then c5
1.d4 d5. 2.c4-e6 3.Nf3-Nf6 4.g3 dc4 5.Bg2-Bb4+ 6.Bd2 c5!? Robson ray had once won a game against Rasmussen in this line but still after that it did not gain popularity Avrukh mention Bb4-cb Ne5 follow...

Started 04/23/10 at 20:36:11 by Vidit
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By: ericmittens
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NEW CATALAN BOOK - comments?
WOJO`S WEAPONS - Winning with White vol.1 - THE CATALAN
Dean Ippolito, Jonathan Hilton, Mongoose Press, 2010, p. 408
The late Aleksander Wojtkiewicz was one of the most fea...

Started 02/26/10 at 16:46:36 by Templare2
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By: Templare2
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Main line Catalan
Interesting that Gelfand (who knows a thing or two about the Catalan) should play the currently less fashionable 8.a4 against Topalov in Linares.  He doesn't seem to have gotten much from this (draw i...

Started 02/17/10 at 12:55:01 by HgMan
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By: TN
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What to play vs the Catalan
With all the new books out on the Catalan, I'm thinking it's about time I learnt something against it!
I have just played the Black side, and tried to recall some main line. The game went:
[b]1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4

Started 11/18/09 at 12:42:03 by TicklyTim
8 4152 Last Post 11/24/09 at 04:52:07
By: TN
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Easy equalizer in catalan?
hi there,
I cant find an advantage after:
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c6 4. Qc2 Nf6 5. g3
Nbd7 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Nbd2 Re8 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Qxe4 e5 12.
Bg5 f6 13. B...

Started 10/24/09 at 15:50:56 by gewgaw
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By: gewgaw
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Catalan, tactical? And a way to learn its theory
I have some questions about the catalan. Would you consider it to be a tactical opening?
The catalan has a dense theory. How would you recommend to get the grasp of it?
I'm only 160...

Started 09/27/09 at 13:07:56 by jitb
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By: MNb
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Play the Catalan
Just in case nobody else has noticed this upcoming title;

Started 05/22/09 at 20:57:31 by slates
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By: BPaulsen
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Catalan 7. Ne5
As I was browsing the content of the 1. d4 d5 eBook, there was a variation of the Catalan that seemed conspicuous to me by its absence. I was under the impression that, once upon a time, the variation...

Started 06/13/09 at 09:33:46 by Lurdock
4 2024 Last Post 06/18/09 at 19:30:19
By: MatrixX
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Fighting the Catalan
Reading Avrukh's book, the Catalan seems more of a problem for Black than I realized. Thus, I wonder, what do you consider the best variation to soundly strive for the win as Black or at least get com...

Started 04/01/09 at 11:18:17 by exigentsky
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By: MNb
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Play the Catalan
I do hope that the author of 'dynamic Reti' thinks of the 1.Nf3 move-order  towards the catalan...

Started 03/04/09 at 20:44:48 by nyoke
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By: TN
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Catalan move-order trick
Hello, I'm thinking about playing the catalan against QGD. But i have some problems with the following move order. I Play 4.Qc2 against the nimzo-indian
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6
Now I can't play 3....

Started 03/05/09 at 17:21:28 by Zatox
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By: thibdb13
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Hi all,
Thanks for reading.  I am wondering who the catalan is good for.  Is it playable if you are an "attacking player" or is taking on the Nimzo(say with f3 or Qc2) and say the exhcnage vs QGD...

Started 02/10/09 at 05:28:38 by Zatara
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By: HgMan
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It seems to me that the Catalan does not get very much attention these days - is this just fashion or is it that Black has found reliable ways to equalise?  I find the opening attractive for White, an...

Started 02/20/03 at 08:34:58 by alumbrado
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By: Willempie
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Catalan vs. the Semi-slav and Noteboom
It seems the Catalan approach would be an excellent short cut for those who wish to play classically (Nc3 and Nf3) vs. the Slav and QGD, but who wish to avoid heavy Semi-slav theory or the Noteboom.  ...

Started 12/01/08 at 02:37:54 by Eclectico
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