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 135 Comments Comments navigation Older comments I sent you an email some time ago asking you to do a zoom class for my club. I wondrr if your available Reply Really great video.. Reply 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!? Reply indeed interessting oppening! seen it used by kasparov , as always -GOOD VIDEO- helped me out ! Thanx for your time and work , best wishes!!!! Reply Thank you! -Dereque Reply Thank you for the encouraging words 🙂 -Dereque Reply Thank you!! -Dereque Reply Interesting opening! You make studying chess easier for us beginners! Kudos to you sir and keep up the good work! Reply 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 🙂 (my favourite opening so far has been the English). Reply lol this must be the 10th chess channel i`m subscribed too. thanks for the analysis Reply Thank you! Reply Thank you for the encouraging words! I prefer d4 as well 🙂 Reply Thank you for subscribing! Reply Thank you! -Dereque Reply please keep making videos!! these are fantastic! Reply 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!!!! Reply Wow, that's a great turnaround! I hope you continue beating him 🙂 -Dereque Reply I will, thank you! -Dereque Reply Thank you 🙂 I'm glad you're enjoying the videos! -Dereque Reply Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for subscribing!! Reply 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 Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply Love theses videos, theres a few i like, i do quite enjoy the itallian game. Reply Thank you! Glad to hear you are enjoying the videos! 🙂 Reply Thanks Blake! 🙂 Reply Willing to play for the first time against the catalan. Nice intro. Greetings from mexico city Reply Great vid man, I want more!!! 😀 Reply @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. Reply Never mind, oops. Reply Thank you for the compliment! It appears you found the answer to your question 🙂 –Dereque Reply @mirrodin82: Thank you! More are on the way… 🙂 Reply @eurabio: Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the kind word! –Dereque Reply At 6:39, you mean the rook on d8, not on h8, right? Reply Comments navigation Older comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.