TWIC 1187-The Catalan

Catalan Games

Keeping up with Avrukh is a lot of work!

Avrukh’s repertoire work(Quality Chess 2015)

Game 1: Markus-Erdogu

Open Catalan(E05) 8.a4

TCh-TUR Super League 2017

After 25..cb(Diagram)

White has the c-file and has a chance for a big finish.

After 25..ab

Game 2: Ahlander-Sumets

Closed Catalan with ..Na6

CellaVision Cup 2017

After 20..Qb7(Diagram)

White has a chance to apply some pressure. In the game, Black escaped by making something out of nothing in a simple looking endgame.

This was the least spectacular and most impressive of the Catalan games I looked at this week.

After 20..Qb7

Later in the game

After 30.Rd3(Diagram)

Black ground out a win from this position.

After 30.Rd3

Game 3: Brunello-Das

Closed Catalan 9.e4

After 22.Bb2(Diagram)

CellaVision Cup 2017

Black chose the wrong way to set White problems. Can you do better?

After 22.Bb2

Posted on August 10, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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