Preparation day 6: Catalan review, checkmate puzzles

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Mar 28, 2017, 2:19 PM |
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Today I solved a few checkmate puzzles and started to review the Catalan opening from Avrukh's book 

Grandmaster Repertoire 1: 1.d4 Volume One

 

 

Important lines in the open variation:

I like to play against the closed variation:

The Nc6 variation with Rb8 and then b7-b5 looks challenging, but Avrukh suggested a good idea:
I share a few checkmate puzzles:

 

Do you have any questions, ideas, suggestions? Please leave a comment or send me a message! Have a great day and see you tomorrow!