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Re: Catalan
Reply #3 - 04/11/11 at 12:43:56
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Ametanoitos wrote on 04/10/11 at 20:32:53:


I don't have any board or books here at work, but I think this set-up is mentioned also in both Wojo's Weapon 1 and Raetsky  and Chetverik' The Catalan.

IIRC, the idea in Wojo's Weapon is to allow Black to play ...e5, in order to take on both e5 and d5 and saddle him/her with an isolated pawn.
  
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Ametanoitos wrote on 04/10/11 at 20:32:53:


thxs for the link and the quick answer Wink
  

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Re: Catalan
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04/10/11 at 20:26:04
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hi all,

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 e6 3. c4 c6 4. Qc2 Nf6 5. g3
Bd6 6. Bg2 Nbd7 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. O-O Qe7 9. e4
9... dxe4 11 10. Nxe4 (10. Ng5 e5) 10... Nxe4 11. Qxe4 h6  (11... e5!? 12. Re1 f5 13. Qc2)

Instead of ...h6 the move 11. ...e5!? seems quite promising for white.

I checked the database and found a game by a quite promising young player:

[Event "Bergen op"]
[Site "Bergen"]
[Date "2002.07.25"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Christenson, Flemming"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E01"]
[WhiteElo "2214"]
[BlackElo "2225"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2002.07.20"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "NOR"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2002.09.10"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Nbd2 Nf6 5. g3 Nbd7 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2
Qe7 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Qxe4 e5 12. Qc2 exd4 13. Nxd4 Qf6 14. Rd1 Bc5
15. Be3 Ne5 16. Nxc6 Bxe3 17. Nxe5 Bxf2+ 18. Qxf2 Qxe5 19. Rd5 Qc7 20. Qc5 Qb8
21. Qd4 Be6 22. Rb5 Rd8 23. Qe4 Rd7 24. b3 Qd8 25. Re1 Rb8 26. Re5 b6 27. Qf4
Rd4 28. Be4 Qd6 29. Qe3 Rd1 30. Bd5 Rxe1+ 31. Qxe1 Bxd5 32. Rxd5 Qc7 33. Qd2
Re8 34. Rd7 Qc5+ 35. Qd4 Qa5 36. Re7 Kf8 37. Rxe8+ Kxe8 38. Qe4+ Kf8 39. Qa8+
Ke7 40. Qe4+ Kf6 41. Qc6+ Ke7 42. Qc7+ Ke6 43. Qc6+ 1/2-1/2

Where can White improve?
  

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