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Catalan Opening: Open Defense

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  • 3 years ago

    dcremisi

    i play this with white as i dont like the Nimzo or Queens Indian so after d4 nf6 c4 e6 its the only option that avoids both.

  • 3 years ago

    SADOVNIK

    It's very interesting opening for white.
  • 5 years ago

    Quentenius

    Certainly the opening will become even more popular as White looks for alternatives to the Nimzo Indian. Even Anand played it no less than four times in the 2010 WCh. Avrukh's 1. d4 Volume One and a book on the Catalan by Nigel Davies (covering some alternative lines) are good places to start if you are interested in it.

  • 6 years ago

    majello

    i like this opening, it works well against most opponents

  • 6 years ago

    A_Protagonist

    it seems to open black's middle fairly well, while developing white's back rank to castle and keeping black from doing so, very interesting opening

  • 6 years ago

    postaljester

    I like this opening as white myself, I always feel very ahead.

    never encountered it as black.

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