The Catalan

The Catalan

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Overview

The Catalan is one of the most popular openings and a favorite of many of the world's leading players. Its rich tactical and positional subtleties provide an excellent platform for players wishing to improve their overall understanding of the game. In this groundbreaking book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik provide a comprehensive coverage of this opening, outlining the most common plans and tactics for both White and Black, and studying the latest theoretical developments in the most important variations. This book is a must for die-hard Catalan fans and those wishing to take up this fashionable opening.

*Played by the world's top Grandmasters
*Written by leading openings theoreticians
*Ideas, strategies and tactics discussed for both sides

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857443462
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Alexander Raetsky is a Russian International Master and an experienced competitor on the chess tournament circuit. He's also a skilled writer and has been a frequent contributor to the famous Russian magazine 64 and the internationally renowned publication New In Chess. His first book for Everyman, Meeting 1 e4, was very well received by the chess-playing public.
Maxim Chetverik, also from Russia, is a FIDE Master and a renowned openings expert. He also the co-author, with Raetsky, of the book English e5.

Table of Contents

Bibliography4
Introduction5
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 [Knight]f3 [Knight]f6 4 g3
1Closed Catalan: 4...[Bishop]e7 5 [Bishop]g2 0-07
24...c6 5 [Bishop]g2 [Bishop]d638
34...dxc4 5 [King]a4+44
44...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 [Bishop]e7 6 0-0 0-058
54...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 a696
64...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 [Knight]c6124
74...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 c5151
84...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 b5165
94...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 c6172
104...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 [Bishop]b4+176
114...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 [Knight]bd7181
124...dxc4 5 [Bishop]g2 [Bishop]d7185
Index of Complete Games190

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The Catalan is one of the most popular openings and a favourite of many of the world's leading players. In this groundbreaking book, openings experts Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik provide a comprehensive coverage of this opening, outlining the most common plans and tactics for both White and Black.

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