The Open Catalan Opening | Basic Plans, Ideas & Strategies | Chess Openings | IM Andrey Ostrovskiy

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In this video, IM Andrey Ostrovskiy is sharing with you some of the major ideas and plans in the Catalan Opening as well as some critical lines of the Open Catalan. The main focus of this video is on the basic ideas, strategies and plans for both sides in the different lines.

The Catalan Opening may arise from different openings and it can start for example with the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3.

31:16 – Exercise part

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  1. As usual for this channel, for a club level player it's impossible to really learn anything from the videos: the ideas are too sophisticated and the lines messy.

  2. wow, 2 days ago accidentally (didn't know the name at that time) played this line and decided to learn more about it but then forgot it completely. now with this one and the future follow ups, i have no excuses. thanks for your efforts guys, much appreciated ✌️

  3. Anyways, who plays Among Us here😁

  4. Catalan opening is a very reliable opening…very interesting video!
    Keep going & best regards

  5. ♞▀▄▀▄♝▀▄Not first♞▀▄▀▄♝▀▄

  6. Yes!! The video I requested! Thanks for your insight, IM Andrey! Always enjoying the content 😀

  7. Could you cover a Giucco Piano Opening? Or maybe a Sicilian Nimzowitsch?

  8. great work man! catalan opening send more video,thank you dear!

  9. In the Qc2 a4 line, what's the problem with meeting Bd7 with an immediate Ne5?

  10. Sir please make vedio on closed catalan also

  11. I learned a lot from this channel! Thanks a lot chessfactor! 💘

  12. I really like the way your chanel explains the game on real board with real pieces. 1 subcribe

  13. I like explanation on board rather than on computer screen this channel is a gem for me ♥️

  14. i repeat my self : Thx a lot Andrey, you are a great teacher!. I will try this line. Greetings from France^^

  15. Will you guys be uploading a Catalan course on the website? I can't seem to find one. This is my favorite of your videos thus far, and I would love an in depth look!!

  16. I would pay for a full catalan course in this video format. Beautiful angle and depiction of the game.

  17. Very informative, many thanks. Nice use of the board.

  18. Where did you get that board ,and pieces?

  19. Wow, this is amazing, very informative. Really makes you understand the main ideas behind the opening, giving a solid overview but not overcomplicating things with too many variations. Exactly what I've been looking for!

  20. I have my second otb tournament tomorrow and I was preparing the Catalan and I was looking for an overview of this opening. This is perfect

  21. Queen on E2 not being centered is making me crazy

  22. clear delivery, good explanations too; well done!

  23. This is a calm and skillful explanation.The production is very good. Editing at the right moments, easy to understand English, good flow of words, not too hasty, not too slow and boring either. Really really well done.

  24. Thank you for the real board !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Very nice video. I love you channel> Thank you!

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