The Catalan is a very sharp sophisticated positional opening that gives white a Reverse Greenfield Position with an extra tempo White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white bishop on g2.
On this dvd G.M. Roman, G.M. Eugene Perslystein,and Computer Chess Champion Rybka bring you improve lines and Novelties in this opening repertoire for White.
The Catalan is played on the highest level because of the initiative white gets out of the opening. If you like playing an opening that gives active play and great winning chances The Catalan is for you.
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2
The Catalan opening can be considered to be White adopting a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Réti Opening: White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2, though the opening can arise from a large number of move orders. On this DVD, G.M. Roman along with G.M. Eugene Perelshteyn and World Computer Champion Rybka will brin