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The Catalan

The Catalan is one of the most popular openings and a favourite of many of the worls leading players. Its rich tactical and positional subtleties provide an excellent platform for players wishing to improve their overall understanding of the game. In this groundbreaking book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik provide a comprehensive coverage of this opening, outlining the most common plans and tactics for both White and Black, and studying the latest theoretical developments in the most important variations. This book is a must for die-hard Catalan fans and those wishing to take up this fashionable opening.

  • Played by the world's top Grandmasters
  • Written by leading opening theoreticians
  • Ideas, strategies and tactics discussed for both sides

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