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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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Catalan from English Move Order
John-Paul Wallace in hs excellent survey on the Catalan recommends after 1,d4d5 2,c4 e6 3,Nf3 Nf6 4,g3 dxc4 which does indeed look like a good try for early middlegame complications. But I wonder what...

Started 08/24/06 at 10:38:48 by akita
2 2836 Last Post 08/24/06 at 23:57:09
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Recently I have been starting to play the Catalan as white and I have been having  some troubles lately. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
1) 1.d4 d5 2.c4 pxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 e6 5.bg2 c5  Her...

Started 01/25/06 at 00:52:19 by Ilan Meerovich(Guest) (Guest)
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By: Ilan Meerovich(Guest) (Guest)
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The Catalan?
What is the status of the Catalan? Quite often I see it called drawish and boring. In Chessbase's description of the Marin CD they start "The Catalan is an opening in which Black may well be able to o...

Started 04/18/05 at 01:34:43 by Alias
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By: MNb
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I've been unsuccessfully searching this site for .pdf ebooks, .pgn playable books, whatever, on the Catalan.  Could someone point me in the right direction?
Thank you in advance!

Started 03/09/05 at 23:42:47 by Mark Neil (Guest)
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By: Mike Thomas
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No Coverage of Catalan?
Is the Catalan covered at this site?  All I can find is the Bogo-Catalan, but where's the closed, open, etc.?

Started 04/10/04 at 15:42:15 by epound
2 2596 Last Post 04/13/04 at 07:11:00
By: alumbrado
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What do I do against the Catalan?
I think the Catalan should go here, as it is not a Nimzo nd too boring to be a daring defence. I am a QGD player, and after 1. c4 I play 1... e6. However, after 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d4 I find myself...

Started 07/24/03 at 09:01:23 by not a gm yet (Guest)
3 3794 Last Post 07/28/03 at 10:37:57
By: alumbrado
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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 18:06:00 by F22
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By: Keano
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The Catalan against all 1…d5 responses?
I just had a quick look at Avrukh’s books, as most of you know, a two volume repertoire for white with 1d4. As Avrukh himself explains at the introduction, his repertoire is based, whenever possible, ...

Started 03/21/12 at 11:31:06 by fairchess
14 17057 Last Post 03/28/12 at 09:45:00
By: emary
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Bb4+ in the Catalan
What is the idea of Bb4+ after 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2?
The most popular line going by number of games is
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8...

Started 01/08/07 at 06:29:14 by d_d
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By: d_d
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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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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 19:36:11 by Vidit
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By: ericmittens
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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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Play the Catalan
Just in case nobody else has noticed this upcoming title;

Started 05/22/09 at 19:57:31 by slates
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By: BPaulsen
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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
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By: TonyRo
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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
10 5923 Last Post 07/30/07 at 11:41:05
By: Markovich
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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 6898 Last Post 03/08/07 at 20:20:55
By: kalle99
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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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Open Catalan with 5...Nc6 and 6...Nd7
Does anyone know the latest theoretical status of this line?
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Qa4 Nd7
The game could follow
7. Qxc4 Nb6 8. Qd3 e5 9. Nxe5 Nb4 10. Qc...

Started 06/30/04 at 07:09:27 by Lobachevsky (Guest)
2 2715 Last Post 12/18/04 at 08:30:49
By: Lobachevsky
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early g3 in Slav.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.g3!?
This isn't played very often, but I am yet to find a convincing way for Black to equalise here, any thoughts? ???

Started 08/15/05 at 06:29:13 by TomR
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By: Markovich
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