New In Chess, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 978-90-5691-401-1, 256 Seiten,
A Complete Repertoire for White
The Catalan is a solid yet flexible chess opening
system that is popular on all levels. Both amateurs and top-level strategists
such as Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand employ this opening to put a lot of
unpleasant pressure on Black.
In The Powerful Catalan grandmaster
Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White that
covers all of Black's responses. Also included are those variations where Black
tries to steer the game into other openings like the Queen's Indian or the
The book is classically structured (starting with the
rarest variations before moving on to the most popular ones) and contains
original analysis of many recent tournament games. Bologan's clearly formulated
verbal explanations are essential for a good understanding of the strategic
plans and the tactical themes of the Catalan.
Victor Bologan is a world-class grandmaster. He has
won many tournaments, including the Aeroflot Open in Moscow and the Dortmund
He has written critically acclaimed opening books like The
Chebanenko Slav and The Rossolimo Sicilian.
German Correspondence Chess Federation on "The
"Helps you to learn through understanding the material
(…) This is a book the chess world has been waiting for."
Carsten Hansen, Chesscafe, on "The Rossolimo
"It is easy to read and provides good coverage with plenty of
Jeremy Silman on "The Chebanenko Slav According to
"Stands head and shoulders above everything else on the subject,
and is how I wish every advanced opening book would be