Catalan Opening: Open Defense

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  • 5 years ago

    NM 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.

  • 5 years ago


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


    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.

  • 7 years ago


    i like this opening, it works well against most opponents

  • 7 years ago


    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

  • 7 years ago


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

    never encountered it as black.

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