Practical 1.d4 Repertoire for White Part 2

Must-Know Endgames for 1.d4 Players

Top-Level Catalan Repertoire for White - Part 2 (11.5h Video Running Time) 

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Introduction and Free Preview  Free
  • Chapter 1 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 1 - 4...Bb4+ 5.Bd2 - Rare 5th moves  Closed
  • Chapter 1 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 2 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 2 - 4...Bb4+ 5.Bd2 - 5...Bd6  Closed
  • Chapter 2 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 3 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 3 - 4...Bb4+ 5.Bd2 - 5...a5  Closed
  • Chapter 3 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 4 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 4 - 4...Bb4+5.Bd2 - Postponing castle  Closed
  • Chapter 4 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - 4...Bb4+5.Bd2 - Rare 7th moves  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 6 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 6 - 4...Bb4+5.Bd2 - 7...c6 (Postponing Nbd7)  Closed
  • Chapter 6 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 7 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 7 - 4...Bb4+5.Bd2 - 7...Nbd7 8.Qc2 Ne4  Closed
  • Chapter 7 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 8 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 8 - 4...Bb4+5.Bd2 - 7...Nbd7 8.Qc2 c6 9.Bf4 - Rare 9th moves  Closed
  • Chapter 8 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 9 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 9 - 4...Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be - 7...Nbd7 8.Qc2 c6 9.Bf4 - 9...a5  Closed
  • Chapter 9 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 10 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 10 - 4...Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 - 7...Nbd7 8.Qc2 c6 9.Bf4 - 9...Nh5  Closed
  • Chapter 10 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 11 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 11 - 4...Bb4+5.Bd2 Be - 7...Nbd7 8.Qc2 c6 9.Bf4 - 9...b6 10.Nbd2  Closed
  • Chapter 11 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 12 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 12 - 4...Be7 - Rare 6th moves  Closed
  • Chapter 12 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 13 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 13 - 4...Be7 - 6...Nbd7  Closed
  • Chapter 13 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 14 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 14 - 4...Be7 - 6...c6  Closed
  • Chapter 14 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 15 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 15 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 - Rare 7th moves  Closed
  • Chapter 15 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 16 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 16 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 - 7...b6  Closed
  • Chapter 16 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 17 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 17 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 - 7...c6  Closed
  • Chapter 17 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 18 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 18 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 b5  Closed
  • Chapter 18 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 19 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 19 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 - 8...Nc6 (and rare moves)  Closed
  • Chapter 19 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 20 - Video Lecture - Part 1  Closed
  • Chapter 20 - Video Lecture - Part 2  Closed
  • Chapter 20 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 c5  Closed
  • Chapter 20 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 21 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 21 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 - 10.Bg5 h6 (10...b5)  Closed
  • Chapter 21 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 22 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 22 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 - 10.Bg5 a5  Closed
  • Chapter 22 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 23 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 23 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 - 10.Bg5 Nbd7  Closed
  • Chapter 23 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 24 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 24 - 4...Be7 - 6...dc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 - 10.Bg5 Bd5  Closed
  • Chapter 24 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Test Section  Closed
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    Top-Level Catalan Repertoire for White - Part 2

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    We are happy to inform you that the second (and final) part of Cheparinov's Catalan project is already released! In this huge database, you will find out how to deal with Black's most challenging lines against the Catalan. 

    True to his analytical approach, GM Cheparinov provides in-depth top-level analysis. As always, you will find a number of important new ideas and directions. While it's not possible to memorize every single line, you should pay attention to the general concepts and ideas.

    The database consists of 24 theoretical chapters, 24 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and a Video Version (11.5h Running Time)

    Now, we will briefly present some of the highlights of the course.

    The first 11 chapters feature the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Bb4+

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    Many Catalan expers consider this move to be Black's strongest reaction to the Catalan. Against this line, Cheparinov suggests 5.Bd2 which has always been considered as White's main option. In response to 5.Bd2, Black usually retreats to e7. It goes without saying that Cheparinov pays a lot of attention to the important deviations 5...Bd6 and 5...a5.

    For instance, against 5...a5, which became quite popular recently, the author suggests 6.Bg2 0-0 7.Qc1!? 

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    In the analysis, Cheparinov shows why the queen is often useful on the diagonal c1-h6. Long story short, White's last move makes the advance ...c7-c5 less attractive.

    After the moves 5...Be7 6.Bg2 we reach one of the most important Catalan tabiyas.

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    In the chapters dedicated to this system, Cheparinov provides in-depth explanations of Black's different move orders and concepts. Generally speaking, Black can postpone castling, play without ...c7-c6, or delay ...Nbd7. In all these cases, White should react in the most precise way. Such type of a knowledge will make you a true Catalan expert.

    The main move order is 6...0-0 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.Qc2

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    At this point, Black can either try to prepare ...f7-f5 with 8...Ne4 or play ...c7-c6 followed by ...b7-b6. Obviously, Cheparinov examines both options. 

    After covering different type of Stonewall setups, Cheparinov goes for the absolute main line arising after the moves 8...c6 9.Bf4 b6 10.Nbd2 Nh5, when his suggestions is 11.e3

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    Due to the efforts of Anish Giri, this little pawn move became one of White's main tries in this position. It turns out that the structure arising after ...Nxf4 exf4 is quite playable for White due to his good central control and the semi-open e-file. If Black delays taking the bishop, he should always reckon with ideas such as cxd5 followed by Bc7. At the same time, White is ready to secure the dark-squared bishop by means of h2-h4. Further analysis proves that White can create a lot of practical problems in this line.

    The remaining part of the database is dedicated to the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0

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    This is by far the most popular position in the entire Catalan. Black's most common choice in this position is 6...dxc4. It goes without saying that Cheparinov covers all rare options on move 6 as well as the Closed Catalan arising after 6...c6.

    It's important to point out that against the absolute main line occurring after 6...dxc4 7.Qc2 a6, Cheparinov suggests 8.a4

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    After capturing on c4, Cheparinov goes for the setups based on Bg5. The play in this line is usually based on plans and ideas. Cheparinov shows how White can put his opponent under positional pressure in these classical structures.

    You will also see how to play against the latest novelty of Caruana - 8...Nc6 9.Qxc4 Na5 10.Qc2 b6 11.Ne5 Bb7 12.Bxb7 Nxb7 13.Nc6 Qd7!?

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    In this position, Cheparinov suggests 14.Rd1 Rfc8 15.b3! which is much stronger by the move 15.Bg5 tried by Ding Liren.

    In the database, you will find detailed analysis of all Black's deviations on the way to this position, including the topical 7...b5.

    All in all, after studying this database, you will be able to play the Catalan at any level!

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