Trends in Catalan, Colin McNab - download book
In the Catalan Opening White's underlying theme is to exert pressure on Black's centre and queenside by the fianchetto of his king's bishop. According to how Black reacts to this the opening can develop in markedly different fashion.
Part One of this book deals with Black's most popular choice, the Open Variation, involving the capture ... d5 x c4 at an early stage. Several of the most critical lines In the Catalan at present are the various gambit ideas contained in Chapters Three and Four.
Part Two covers the Closed Variation, where Black builds a solid centre. A principle area of theoretical importance here is when Black limits White's options by playing an early ... Nb4.
Author: Colin McNab
Title: "Trends in Catalan"
Number of pages: 23
Size: 4 Mb