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Is the Catalan a good fit with my repertoire?
My white repertoire is built around 1.d4, 2.Nf3 and 3. c4.  Against the Kingside fianchetto defenses I follow Grivas' book "Beating the Fianchetto Defenses" - Bg5 Grunfeld, classical Benoni and KID wi...

Started 11/29/08 at 05:53:24 by Eclectico
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By: MNb
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Anyone writing "Play the Catalan" ?
So is anyone writing this. It would seem that with Kramnik's recent exploits at the top, that there would be a market for a good well written repertoire book for White based on the Catalan.

Started 12/22/07 at 23:59:38 by Antillian
11 4163 Last Post 11/05/08 at 16:29:01
By: TonyRo
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Catalan move order?
White can plan to play the Catalan along a series of different move orders, starting at move 1 with 1 d4, 1 c4, or 1 Nf3.  It seems as though it boils down to a matter of preference and which lines Wh...

Started 05/24/06 at 04:19:25 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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hi all,
I´ve some problems to get an advantage after:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. Qc2 Nbd7 8. Rd1 b6
It looks so passive, but I´ve no clear way to pro...

Started 10/06/08 at 19:47:13 by gewgaw
1 1021 Last Post 10/07/08 at 11:57:35
By: thibdb13
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Anyone writing Starting Out: The Catalan?
This would be a great EVERYMANCHESS book, featuring many annotated games played by Kramnik in the Catalan. Very instructive for a USCF 1775 almost class-A player like myself.

Started 06/29/08 at 03:53:38 by notyetagm
11 6032 Last Post 08/28/08 at 16:05:28
By: Antillian
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HgMan champions the Catalan
Well, if Willempie is countering the Catalan, it seems only right that I defend its honor.  In the same Champions League tournament, but a board lower, I have adopted the Catalan as my primary weapon ...

Started 11/10/07 at 14:06:40 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Catalan resources
Hello All,
I am trying to contsruct a repertoire based on the Catalan. I currently have the chessbase cd by Marin. Can someone who plays the catalan recommend some more books,videos,etc...?<br /...

Started 04/19/08 at 07:09:12 by TNich
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By: Antillian
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Catalan Pseudo-sac
Hello all!
I have a question, but first I'll share a little background so you can target your responses accordingly.  I'm an amateur improving player with a rating of about 1400 USCF.  My rating,...

Started 04/29/08 at 00:26:10 by Nfinity (Ex Member)
6 2286 Last Post 04/30/08 at 15:34:42
By: Markovich
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ICCF Champions League Bogo-Catalan
While my other games are moving slowly, I thought I might share a couple of games that had been moving along in the Catalan (with an early ...Bb4 from Black).  I have been experimenting with 5.Nbd2 in...

Started 02/10/08 at 15:43:02 by HgMan
7 2408 Last Post 04/27/08 at 14:50:16
By: HgMan
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Willempie counters the catalan
The ICCF tournament now is really on its way and I am defending the honour of the chesspub team:
I though some might be interested in ...

Started 11/01/07 at 09:48:38 by Willempie
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19 6551 Last Post 03/18/08 at 12:30:13
By: Willempie
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Catalan against Slav-SemiSlav
I'd like to undestrand why i never see strong White Catalan players to play their fovourite opening against the Slav-Semislav move order.
In particular the move order is 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 ...

Started 11/06/07 at 12:32:08 by Alesab
14 4285 Last Post 02/02/08 at 22:14:04
By: Bonsai
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Catalan question
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c5 6.0-0 Nc6 7.Ne5 Bd7 8.Na3 cxd4 9.Naxc4 Bc5 10.Qb3 0-0 11.Qxb7
You might recall that this line was played in Kasparov's first match with Deep Blue in 1...

Started 11/08/06 at 22:33:10 by HgMan
10 3751 Last Post 10/28/07 at 19:49:11
By: TalJechin
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Gelfand - Anand (Mexico City 2007)
An interesting encounter yesterday, and an intriguing new try against this rather popular Catalan line:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc...All st

Started 09/23/07 at 04:28:31 by HgMan
2 1159 Last Post 09/24/07 at 09:29:10
By: Smyslov_Fan
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what to play against the catalan ?
Hi !
At the moment, I try to create a new repertoire for me after 1.d4. The last opening of this repertoire I have to analyse is the catalan , 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3. Well, the mainline 4...

Started 08/21/07 at 16:29:06 by Strategy_Rules
11 3391 Last Post 08/22/07 at 16:53:06
By: HgMan
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Closed Catalan (when/how to play ...c7-c5)
I posted this in another thread that sprang back to life as soon as I brought it back to the top of the list.  With apologies for reposting, I thought it might be worth starting a new thread:
In ...

Started 07/30/07 at 12:48:00 by HgMan
10 2785 Last Post 08/08/07 at 16:08:26
By: Smyslov_Fan
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The Catalan
Hey guys, i would like to try out the catalan. Can someone give me some ideas on it? Also, I would like to know why is that white can often sac the pawn on c4 for an advantage, and why doesn't black n...

Started 03/29/07 at 10:49:59 by sssthepro
10 3159 Last Post 07/30/07 at 12:41:05
By: Markovich
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Catalan vs English
Hello everyone,
I’ve recently revised my openings and have decided on my black repertoire. Now I’m trying to decide between two choices for my white opening.   Roll Eyes  What are your opinions, though...

Started 03/13/07 at 15:55:48 by grayson (Ex Member)
3 2036 Last Post 05/05/07 at 18:24:15
By: ErictheRed
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Catalan - move-order question
If I play 1.d4, and want to play the Catalan against 1...d5, does it make any difference if I play 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 ? Roll Eyes
The first difference I've spotted, is that if 2.c4 dxc4 I have 3.e4 availabl...

Started 03/20/07 at 17:02:34 by hicetnunc
5 1692 Last Post 03/21/07 at 21:07:03
By: MNb
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What to play for a win against the Catalan?
What do 1...d5 players here prefer to play against the Catalan when you need to win with black?
Normally I play QGD/noteboom/dutch stonewall, so for now I answer the Catalan fianchetto with f7-f5...

Started 03/07/07 at 21:17:59 by pawneater
2 3772 Last Post 03/08/07 at 20:20:55
By: kalle99
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catalan repertoire
i'm switching from e4 to d4 and i would like want to build a repertoire around the catalan.
But  i have some questions?
* i'm ready to play versus the dutch with 2.Bg5

Started 02/17/07 at 09:04:54 by piefr1
10 3299 Last Post 02/19/07 at 14:11:58
By: Antillian
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