Chess openings – Catalan Opening 14.12.2022 Chess openings – Catalan Opening See more on Catalan Opening at Get more info about major chess openings at Post navigation PreviousNext 136 Comments Comments navigation Newer comments At 2:30, why not Q c6 ? Reply Would you consider the catalan more tactical, positional, or in-between? I'm an in-between tactical and positional player myself. Great video btw; very easy to understand and its clear. Reply 3:54 what is that noise? Reply I think your videos are great!. I have been a very casual players for years…trying to teach my son some now and I think your videos are great for those of us amatuers who have a hard time picturing algebraic notation positions in our head. Reply your smile !!! 🙂 Reply Wonderful clarity – thank you! Any chance you might find time to discuss the c6 variant? Reply Thanks for this. Hopefully this will help me in the chess.com tournament I am playing in! Reply Low down the volume on the intro!!!!!! OMG!! Great vid by the way…. Reply Terrific explanation of a complex opening! Thank you Reply I am 1900-2000 rated player , I didn't come here to learn catalan because I play it since 2012 but to tell you my game on the tournament I played against 1500 rated guy !! SoWhat's Your Opinion ?1.d4 d52.c4 Nf63.g3 e64.Bg2 c55.Nf3 Nc66.O-O Bd67.dxc5 Bxc58.Nbd2 O-O9.cxd5 Nxd510.b3 a511.Bb2 b512.Qc2 Qd613.Ng5 g614.Nge4 Nd415.Bxd4 Bxd416.Nxd6 Bxa117.Rxa1 Bd718.N6e4 Rac819.Qb2 Nb420.Nf6+Kh821.Nxd7+Kg822.Nxf8 Kxf823.Qh8+ Reply I just search for queen's gambit alternative and friend of mine told me about catalan!Thank you for the video 🙂 Reply txs Reply Love your videos! Very instructive and to the point. Is it more common to get this opening from 1D4, or would I get it more often if I went for the English, looking to transpose into this? Reply LOVE IT Reply Awesome video!!! Thanks for making. Is this a good opening for a beginner player such as myself (rated ~1000)? Reply A little homework?!?It's almost christmas!P.S. I love your videos! Reply Highly instructive. Thanks. I find a way to avoid Nimzo since I have problem with it mainly because of double pawns. 4.Qc2 avoid double pawns but slow down development. 3.Nf3 leading to QID is not my taste. So I looking at Catalan and it look OK to me. The light square bishop is extremely powerful. Reply https://chessopenings.com/scotch/ server troubles Dereque! Reply Thanks for helping us to improve our chess. Reply Excellent analysis and breakdown of the Catalan opening! I must add it to my arsenal. Reply This is a fine example of how simple explanations are the best and most helpful. Thank you. I'm definitely going to improve my repertoire by watching more of your vids. Reply Gary Kasparov vs Deep Blue game 2 1996 Reply 9:38 You got to a really great part and then dismissed it because it was too tactical of a variation. I want to see that! Great videos! Reply Nice video. I think b5 is a blunder since it's never played according to openings database. The most common move is Nd7. I would like to see a video covering this. Reply This is a fucking amazing opening, so subtle in its threats that black has to play brilliantly to combat white's ideas..DOWN Reply A wonderful explainer of the aims of this opening Reply The best chess presentation I've watched on YouTube. Learnt so much in 12min Reply Great video! I'm inspired to play the Catalan now lol. Reply thanks Reply My rating has gone up 400 points because of your videos. Thanks Reply its great!however i would like to add that the catalan is not a quiet game Reply good joup bro!! Reply dereque kelly you are the best chess teacher Reply dereque kelley are you a GM ? Reply i love your way of teaching Reply My dear dereque what about "the businessman opening"..I mean the colle system -zukerturt and traditional variation-..Can you make a video about it and explain the plan behind it with my love Reply Estava buscant openings del Super 3 no una classe d'escacs però no estic decebut. Reply Very good sir Reply your videos are simply briliant and enjoyable Reply I am thinking the real fight between black pieces and white pieces for the catalan opening chess is when the black pieces start to accept to exchange the d5 pawn for the c4 pawn with king castle for white pieces and a6 for black pieces because the danger can do the black pieces is to push and to give a pressure on the queen side and the danger can do the white pieces it is to put the pressure in the center and the diagonal is opened a discovered attack with white bishop in g2, this is the real fight for the both Reply 6:30 what If the knight moves to B5 or F5? Reply I have all your5apps in play store Reply Why u cantmake More apps Reply really nice Reply gonna try this out as an alt. to my D4 openings of London and Queen's G. But at my lowly level of 1100-1200 (daily correspondence, chess.com), my regular opponents (friends of mine) quickly get off book and they often don't pay attention to opening theory. And so I never get 5-6 moves deep in a theoretical opening. And I feel like I'm still struggling to capitalize on their off-book play, and still end up in trouble more often than not! Reply TIL that "tempi" is the plural form of "tempo." Reply Do you also have an explanation of the closed catalan? Reply Thanks for this Krishna. Reply He looks like the one from blood diamond Reply great video, especially considering it's 2012 🙂 Reply Comments navigation Newer comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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