The Open Catalan System

The Open Catalan System

TigerChess
Jan 1, 2017, 12:00 AM |
0 | Opening Theory

Is it true? Is the Catalan an easy way for White to jump out ahead? In this series, GM Georg Meier explores the depths of the Catalan for both White and Black. Will you find interesting ideas for Black up an extra pawn or just a positional collapse. 

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Keeping The Pawn In The Catalan Just in time for today’s big event, one of the most frequent winners of the Titled Tuesday tournaments makes his Chess.com video lesson debut. GM Georg Meier shows you why and how to play the popular open Catalan system by introducing you to the key ideas and plans in the opening.

Quick Queenside Expansion Vs The Catalan GM Georg Meier returns with another in-depth look at the Catalan opening and the dominant ideas for both White and Black. Learn how quickly taking queenside space can be the determining factor of which side emerges from this opening with a worthwhile advantage.

Active Queenside Play In The Catalan GM Georg Meier continues his incredible series on the sophisticated Catalan Opening. Here he shows you how to meet Black's attempt to hang on to the pawn with ...Nc6. He'll show you some instructive positional maneuvers with the knight which will allow you to put maximum pressure on your opponent.

Black's Knightmare In The Catalan GM Georg Meier's masterful series on the Catalan continues as he shows how Black can easily fall prey to positional disaster as White's knight leap to incredible outposts. These lines are quite popular so learn them now before Black is scared away!

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