Mastery: Openings

Attack with the Catalan!

Attack with the Catalan!

Join GM Georg Meier as he shows you one of the most important and sharpest openings. The Catalan is a favorite of many top players, including former World Champion Kramnik and you can get insights from a GM who has played it against the world elite.

  • 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.

    • 23 min
    • 5 challenges
  • 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.

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
  • 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.

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
  • 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 knights leap to incredible outposts. These lines are quite popular so learn them now before Black is scared away!

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
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