Open Catalan 5…Bd7, Move 6 Alternatives – IM Robert Ris (iChess Club)

IOpen Catalan With 7.qa4 - Im Robert Ris (ichess Club)n this series, IM Ris focusses on the Open Catalan.

The Open Catalan begins with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2. (See the diagram)

The Catalan was used extensively by Vladimir Kramnik during his World Chess Championship matches.

In this exclusive iChess Club video, IM Ris takes a look at how play continues after 5…Bd7, and White’s different choices on move 6.

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