Greek GM Ioannis Papaioannou is a renowned expert of the Catalan, with many famous wins in his favourite opening.
In this video series he goes through the most common and important types of middlegames that arise from the Catalan, explaining the typical plans, ideas and themes that White players should know in order to employ this opening successfully.
To become acquainted with the typical Catalan middlegames and endgames, and to enrich one's arsenal with its typical ideas and themes.
The author describes what attracts him to the Catalan and introduces the underlying concept of most subsequent chapters, Black's difficulty in developing his queenside.
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