Chess openings – Catalan Opening

Chess openings – Catalan Opening
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  1. 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,, 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!

  2. great video, especially considering it's 2012 πŸ™‚

  3. I sent you an email some time ago asking you to do a zoom class for my club. I wondrr if your available

  4. thanx, you have a natural ability to make guys like me [even] understand this opening,i still have to go over it 1/2 times or so[the hazards of a miss spent youth!??] to get it down, but it does work,and for this i thank you…..before i 4get!?

  5. indeed interessting oppening! seen it used by kasparov , as always -GOOD VIDEO- helped me out ! Thanx for your time and work , best wishes!!!!

  6. Thank you for the encouraging words πŸ™‚ -Dereque

  7. Interesting opening! You make studying chess easier for us beginners! Kudos to you sir and keep up the good work!

  8. Thank you very much for this video, Dereque. As already mentioned, you have a great way of presenting the openings to a beginner player: you don't overload the presentations with too many complexities and alternative lines, but emphasise the main ideas.
    The Catalan looks very cool, especially that I'm a D4 player anyway πŸ™‚ (my favourite opening so far has been the English).

  9. lol this must be the 10th chess channel i`m subscribed too. thanks for the analysis

  10. Thank you for the encouraging words! I prefer d4 as well πŸ™‚

  11. please keep making videos!! these are fantastic!

  12. My morning cup of coffee and a Dereque video. Awesome way to start the day. Your videos have been very instructive and has given my game the extra bump its needed. KEEP EM COMING!!!!

  13. Wow, that's a great turnaround! I hope you continue beating him πŸ™‚ -Dereque

  14. Thank you πŸ™‚ I'm gladο»Ώ you're enjoying the videos! -Dereque

  15. Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for subscribing!!

  16. You said that the position is great for anyone who is willing to do some homework. Any tips on where to get started on doing that homework? Btw, these videos are awesome, especially for someone who is a visual learner like me

  17. Thank you for the kind words about the videos! Depending on your level there are various books written about the Catalan Opening. "Play the Catalan" by Nigel Davies is fairly easy to digest. If you want something really detailed Avruk's Grandmaster Repertoire Vol. 1 also contains a lot of Catalan positions but very little verbal commentary.

  18. In fact, in theory after the moves you mentioned the position is already a Catalan after 3.g3. But 4.cxd5 is almost never played. Taking on d5 probably makes it a little too easy for that c8-bishop to deploy itself. 4.Bg2 followed by O-O would be stronger, though it would certainly require more work on your part since in many lines it's -Black- who ends up capturing on c4.

  19. Dereque, what a quality video man. This is Blake D. I play this opening and looked it up to find some reinforcement on a few lines and came upon this. Didn't know you made stuff like this but this video is done really well.

  20. Love theses videos, theres a few i like, i do quite enjoy the itallian game.

  21. Thank you! Glad to hear you are enjoying the videos! πŸ™‚

  22. Willing to play for the first time against the catalan. Nice intro. Greetings from mexico city

  23. @2:29 if white does Qc6 attacking the rook instead of moving down, then would black do Rb8?
    Is it better for white or black there?
    Great video.

  24. Thank you for the compliment! It appears you found the answer to your question πŸ™‚ –Dereque

  25. @mirrodin82: Thank you! More are on the way… πŸ™‚

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