Part of Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvilis new Roman and Rybka Perfecting the Opening Series. On this DVD Grandmaster Roman, Grandmaster Eugene Perslystein, and computer chess champion program Rybka, bring you improved lines and novelties in this opening repertoire for White. The Catalan Opening is a very sharp sophisticated positional opening that gives white a Reverse Grunfeld Position with an extra tempo. The Catalan can be considered to be White adopting a combination of the Queen's Gambit and Rti Opening: White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white bishop on g2.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 74 - The Dynamic Catalan An Ambitious Opening Repertoire for White
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
In the Catalan opening, White adopts a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Reti Opening. White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettos the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. The Catalan derives its name from Catalonia—a nation inside of Spain. Used by Kramnik three times in the World Chess Championship in 2006, the Catalan has recently gained a good deal of attention by high-level GMs. It was also played four times by Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2010 against Topalov, Vigorito explains that game and others in this DVD.
Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103