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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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By: FreeRepublic
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Black repertoire vs. The Catalan With ...c5
I remember a repertoire book (actual book, not DVD) published some time ago, at least 8-10 years, advocating this line: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 c5. It was published probably by Batsf...

Started 08/27/20 at 15:30:07 by grandpatzer
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By: MarinFan
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Barmen Catalan
I've been compiling a repertoire idea with The QGD-classical and the Barmen line. I have high faith in classical QGD positions, especially with some of the recent developments with Nh5 in the exchange...

Started 01/09/23 at 18:03:35 by RosemarysBaby
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By: RosemarysBaby
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Poll: Catalan lines with ...Bb4ch
In the Catalan, some authors recommend the disruptive move ...Bb4ch. However Black can choose between several different systems, both in the Open (...dxc) and the Closed Catalan. I've identified five ...

Started 03/19/22 at 23:19:59 by FreeRepublic
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Catalan: Definitive Repertoire for White
Catalan: Definitive Repertoire for White with GM Sipke Ernst

Started 03/21/22 at 14:14:55 by TD
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By: cathexis
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By: TD
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Open vs Closed vs "delayed Open" and Ntirlis
In [i]Playing 1 d4 d5[i] Ntirlis immediately dismisses the Closed " ...Be7 can arguably be considered the main line, but it gives White a few too many options...". All his subsequent discussions are o...

Started 01/04/21 at 04:44:30 by ernie
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By: ernie
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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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By: ham204
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(Anti-)Catalan with c5
I am currently switching from Benoni to Ragozin (both with Nimzo move order). I will still be answering 3. g3 with c5, but I still have to choose a reply to 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3.
Currently I am looking at 4. ... c5, wh...

Started 07/21/19 at 12:26:09 by smatija
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By: stockhausen
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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 06:09:12 by TNich
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By: bigpawn
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Catalán 4...Ab4+ 5. Ad2 Ae7 resources for Black

I think that this line looks solid for Black, but I have basically no book for Black on t...

Started 08/17/18 at 22:01:26 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Grandmaster Repertoire 1A - The Catalan by Avrukh
Any comments on this new book (compared to GM1)? Is it worth the buy if you are a 1900-player and haven't studied all of the Catalan of GM1 yet?

Started 05/07/15 at 19:24:10 by TD
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By: MarinFan
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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
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The Catalan: Move by Move

Started 04/10/17 at 15:34:14 by TD
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By: Stigma
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Sharp lines vs the Catalan
Hey guys,
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
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By: CarriedbyGg
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Bizarre queen sac in the Catalan?
Recently, I played the following game as Black against the Catalan.
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[White "Enter New Game"]
[Black "?"]
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
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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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
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By: KestonyChess
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Closed Catalan: Main Line - White's 8th move
In the Main Line of the Closed Catalan, after 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. Qc2 Nbd7
I am hesitating between these four moves:
- 8. Rd1
- 8. b3<br...

Started 08/03/14 at 22:43:29 by Marc Benford
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By: Keano
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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
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By: Ama17
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Closed Catalan (E08) theory
GM Scherbakov did an excellent review of the state of Catalan theory as of 6/4/13. In the section "Catalan5" (E08), he discusses the important line
1 d4,d5; 2 c4, e6; 3 Nf3, Nf6; 4 g3, Bb4ch; 5 ...

Started 02/26/14 at 21:52:25 by cma6
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