The Powerful Catalan

    A Complete Repertoire For White

    The Powerful Catalan
    img
    Our Price: $29.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0122NIC

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: December 16, 2012
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 240

    Book Description

    The Catalan is a solid chess opening system which is popular with both masters and amateurs all over the world. It is a flexible opening and can be reached by different move orders. White fianchettos his king’s bishop to g2 with the strategic aim of exerting pressure on the long light-squared diagonal.
    In this book top Grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White. He covers all of Black’s options as well as possible transpositions to other openings. With many original analyses, based on the most recent tournament praxis Bologan takes the reader by the hand with the accessible verbal explanations he is known for. He explains typical Catalan strategic plans as well as tactical themes. Victor Bologan is one of the strongest grandmasters in the world. He won many tournaments, including the Aeroflot Open in Moscow and the Dortmund super-tournament. He has written influential and acclaimed chess opening bestsellers like “The Chebanenko Slav” and “The Rossolimo Sicilian”.

    Related Products

    • The Middle Game of Go
      This book, "The Middle Game of Go" or "Chubansen", first published in 1971, was Sakata's third book published in English, the first being "Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 1" and the second being "Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 2, The Opening Theory of Go". These volumes are now regarded as a classics in Go literature.
      img

      The Middle Game of Go

      Catalog Code: B0046IS
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Blindfold Chess
      History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
      During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess - the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces - has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record is 45 simultaneous blindfold games.
      img

      Blindfold Chess

      History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
      Catalog Code: B0005MF
      Our Price: $39.95

    • Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit
      Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit
      img

      Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit

      Catalog Code: CB0064CD

      Regular Price: $6.95

      Special Price: $3.48


    • Starting Out - Attacking Play
      How to Set Up And Executive Decisive Attacks
      Attacking the opponent's king is one of the most exhilarating aspects of chess, but also one of the most difficult to master. Everyone loves a good old-fashioned king hunt, especially when it leads to checkmate, but often the pressure is very much on the aggressor-one false move and the attack can often fizzle out into less than nothing, leaving the attacker with an empty shell of a position.
      img

      Starting Out - Attacking Play

      How to Set Up And Executive Decisive Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0005EM

      Regular Price: $18.95

      Special Price: $9.48


    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 9
      Chess Informant (Sahovski Informator) is a publishing company based in Belgrade, that periodically produces the book of the same name, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software.
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 9

      Catalog Code: B0009INF
      Our Price: $17.95

    • EBOOK - Starting Out - Open Games
      'Open Games' refer to a myriad of openings arising after the ever-popular 1 e4 e5: the Italian Game, the Scotch, The Two Knights Defence, the King's Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Bishop's Opening, the Four Knights, the Petroff and much more besides.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Open Games

      Catalog Code: E-B0276EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • The Chess Traveller's Quizbook
      Trains and boats and planes are all part of a day in the life of globe-trotting Grandmaster Julian Hodgson, as is his constant surveillance of the chessboard in search of some lethal tactical strike. Now, in Chess Travellers Quiz Book, Hodgson reverses roles and, setting the brainteasers himself, challenges readers to find the winning combination in 200 test-yourself positions, all taken from practical play. These are arranged chapter by chapter, in order of increasing difficulty, anticipating that by the time you reach your final destination you will be a keener, sharper, more imaginative player.
      img

      The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

      Catalog Code: CB0055RB
      Our Price: $7.95

    • Quickest Chess Victories of All Time
      This book contains a comprehensive collection of the shortest decisive games in chess history. It is an indispensable guide to the pitfalls and traps that lurk in every opening system. An ability to punish errors in the opening is an essential aspect of modern opening play. All too often players fail to seize their chances to win a crisp miniature game. The thousands of games featured in this book show how to detect the opponent's errors and take maximum advantage. The text includes an outstanding and comprehensive collection of games won in 13 moves or fewer, as well as explanations of the errors made and how to avoid them.
      img

      Quickest Chess Victories of All Time

      Catalog Code: B0213EM

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $9.98


    • The ABC of Chess
      This book was first published in the mighty Soviet Union in 1972. It is NOT a basic book to learn how to play chess or how to improve your game. It is a story book with the chess pieces as a background. It is suitable to be read to children who are interested in the game.
      img

      The ABC of Chess

      Catalog Code: B0036IS
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame
      This easy to read and understand book tells young players how to play the Endgame better. It is written in a format designed specifically for young players and is illustrated throughout with many great diagrams and cartoons to keep interest high.
      img

      Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame

      Catalog Code: B0003PA
      Our Price: $9.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb