The Catalan is a sophisticated opening system which is popular at all levels of chess. In recent years it has been catapulted into the limelight by Vladimir Kramnik, who has revitalized it with many new ideas and has utilized it with great success against the world's strongest players - on occasion making it look like a forced win for White!
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How can you improve at chess?This is the eternal question asked by players of all levels. Which part of the game should you focus on? How often should you play? Should you change your opening repertoire? Whats the best way to learn from your defeats? So many questions ... and yet direct answers are hard to find. Its no wonder aspiring players are…
In this book, Grandmaster Nigel Davies presents a major study of this important opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his wealth of personal experience with the Catalan, Davies provides a reliable and dynamic repertoire for White, covers the main plans for both sides, and tackles crucial modern day issues such as move orders.
- Grandmaster coverage of a world-class opening
- Provides answers to all of Black's main defences
- Highlights essential tactical and positional ideas.