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A repertoire against 1.d4. Part 1: Dealing with the Catalan Jan Gustafsson

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In an earlier video series Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson looked at how to build a 1.d4 repertoire as White. Now he switches sides to show how Black should respond to 1.d4. His new series will build into a complete repertoire for Black and starts with how to meet one of White's must trusted weapons: the Catalan.


To provide the viewer with a complete repertoire against 1.d4. In the first part we learn how to deal with the Catalan, arguably THE most trendy opening at grandmaster level.

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Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson introduces his new video series providing a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4.


  • Intro

    01:11 min
  • Introducing the Catalan

    13:03 min
  • Catalan with 7.Qc2: Intro, 10.Bf4 and Bg5

    28:09 min
  • Catalan with 7.Qc2, 8.Qxc4 and 10.Bd2

    23:24 min
  • Catalan with 8.a4: Intro

    20:07 min
  • Catalan with 8.a4 and 10.Bf4

    20:42 min
  • Catalan with 8.a4 and 10.Bg5

    21:54 min
  • Catalan with 7.Ne5: Intro and c5

    14:00 min
  • Catalan with 7.Ne5 Nc6

    20:45 min
  • Catalan with 6.Nc3

    21:28 min
  • Catalan with 6.Qc2 and other sidelines

    17:56 min
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