Many young top-players are opting for the trendy Dynamic Catalan where, against the triangle or semi-slav structures, White can sacrifice a pawn to gain immediate initiative. This sacrifice can lead to long term positional advantage, but often White can unleash dangerous threats upon the black king with a central pawn break.
Many games will become attacking adventures for White, with various opportunities to sacrifice material and create stunning threats.
The Dynamic Catalan can be your choice of opening - if you are willing to take the game into your own hands from the very beginning; and with this video course, you will add a sharp weapon to your repertoire.
The author GM Ivan Sokolov has been on the white side of the Dynamic Catalan in many top-level games, against players such as Caruana and Vallejo Pons, and “felt comfortable playing it: space, initiative, safe king.”
- Video running time: 4 hours 48 minutes
- With interactive training including video eefdback
- Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Play “Dynamic Catalan” positions againts Fritz on various levels