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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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Bizarre queen sac in the Catalan?
Recently, I played the following game as Black against the Catalan.
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
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[White "Enter New Game"]
[Black "?"]
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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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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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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
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By: fling
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Chesspub's Catalan e-book vs. Agnus Dunnington
Hello !
Been a while since I last posted here, but I have a question. My chess journey has taken me towards the Catalan lately. I am getting the hang of it, getting more enjoyable games with a ve...

Started 11/12/10 at 18:30:44 by Damien Calloway
7 5445 Last Post 11/13/10 at 20:56:14
By: Markovich
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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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Catalan, tactical? And a way to learn its theory
Hi
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 12:07:56 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;
http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/Play_the_Catalan

Started 05/22/09 at 19:57:31 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 08:33:46 by Lurdock
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By: MatrixX
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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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By: MNb
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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 03:19:25 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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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 04/28/08 at 23:26:10 by Nfinity (Ex Member)
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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
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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: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1188401025
I though some might be interested in ...

Started 11/01/07 at 09:48:38 by Willempie
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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
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By: Bonsai
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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 09:49:59 by sssthepro
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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 2597 Last Post 05/05/07 at 17:24:15
By: ErictheRed
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Bf5 against g3-systems
Hi all,
I often meet the following variation :
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.0-0 e6 6.c4 and black continues developing (Nbd7/Bd6/0-0) with sometimes h6.
Apart from being dull i...

Started 02/09/07 at 11:46:40 by Cruyce
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By: HgMan
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New playable Catalan eBook
Download it now! Wink

Started 02/25/09 at 23:37:27 by GMTonyKosten
2 5464 Last Post 07/07/10 at 02:29:21
By: cma6
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Catalan
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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