Roman's Lab 74: The Dynamic Catalan Opening - Chess Opening Video DVD
The Dynamic Catalan - An Ambitious Opening
The Catalan is a very sharp sophisticated positional opening that gives white a Reverse Grunfeld Position with an extra tempo. White plays d4 and c4 and places the King's Bishop on g2.
On this DVD G.M. Roman, G.M. Eugene Perslystein,and Rybka, bring you improve lines and novelties in this opening repertoire for White.
The Catalan is played on the highest level because of the initiative white gets out of the opening. If you like playing an opening that gives active play and great winning chances The Catalan is for you.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2
The Catalan opening can be considered to be White adopting a combination of the Queen's Gambit and Reti Opening: White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white Bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2, though the opening can arise from a large number of move orders.
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