The Catalan (1.d4,Nf6; 2.c4,e6; 3.Nf3,d5; 4.g3) is a solid chess opening system which is popular with both masters and amateurs. It is a flexible opening and can be reached by different move orders.
Top Grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White, covering all of Black's major 4th move options, including the Queen's Indian, Tarrasch, Triangle, Closed and Classical setups.
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 and offers his own conclusions at the end of each chapter.
Includes indexes of variations and players names.
Published 2012, softback, 252 pages.View sample pages (pdf)