Catalan Opening for White with FM Neustroev and GM Bocharov

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Chess Openings: Catalan Opening for White with FM Neustroev and GM Bocharov

This 13.5-hour course arms you with the cutting-edge theory, tactical bombs, and strategic blueprints to play the Catalan Opening and take Black’s position by storm. By applying this chess opening in your tournament games, you can get a substantial edge against any sub-2300 opponent!

catalanAre you a positional player? Steal Kramnik’s most deadly White opening!

Carlsen, Anand, Topalov, Aronian and tons of others… Kramnik crushed all of ‘em with this one weapon.

But then they started copying him…

Even Ding Liren picked it up and started crushing guys with White!

If you’re a positional player, or even if you wish you were… Thanks to Russian FM Viktor Neustroev and GM Dimitry Bocharov, this weapon is now within reach.

Demolish anyone under 2300.

The Catalan Opening is a flexible yet deadly system you can bend to your will.

Whether you’re as aggressive as Kasparov, or positional as Carlsen…the powerful fianchetto of your light-squared bishop allows you to dictate the play in your favor.

The best thing? Nobody under 2300 is prepared for it!

Get the Complete Catalan Opening for White
Course + Practicum + PGNs + Extra Tasks + Applying the Theory

About the Authors

FM Viktor Neustroev

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Chess player and coach who won multiple regional competitions and received various awards. He has coached for many years and has had highly successful students. Viktor sees it as his mission to teach chess and make his students much better overall players.

GM Dmitry Bocharov

Professional chess player and coach with a peak rating of 2647 FIDE. He has won many National and International tournaments. Some of his notable achievements include winning the 2004 Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, the Chigorin Memorial, and the World University Chess Championship 2008.

In 2015 Bocharov won the 2015 Russian Blitz Chess Championship. GM Bocharov also played alongside Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian, winning both the Russian Team Chess Championship Premier League and the European Chess Club Cup in 2015.

Is this course on the Catalan Opening for me?

In Complete Catalan Opening for White, FM Viktor Neustroev trains you for 13 hours and simplifies everything in this powerful opening.

From cutting-edge theory (from as recent as late 2019) to his easy-to-remember piece paths, and winning endgame structures… you’ll find this opening easy to master.

What’s included?

13.5 Hours of Video Lessons with FM Neustroev

FM Neustroev LIVE on the Frontlines of Chess Warfare [BONUS Video]

Watch FM Viktor Neustroev playing live and applying principles and ideas covered in the course. FM Neustroev annotates the games on-the-fly, sharing his ideas and secrets of master play. An eye-opening for any ambitious chess player.

complete catalan 2Access to Practicum

Train the important tactical skills and motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

Complete set of PGNs with Theory, Move-Orders, and Cutting-Edge Novelties

Downloadable complete set of PGNs covering all the games and opening theory covered in the course. Each lecture comes with its own PGN file for your convenience and ease of navigation. Powerful novelties give you a fighting chance against titled players and assure you’ll DESTROY your peers at the club.

Extra Training Tasks [BONUS PDF]

Advanced training tasks are included to make sure you grasp the most important ideas of the opening theory, able to find the best moves and the right continuations in actual games.

Brief Summary/Reference Guide

The downloadable summary of the key points covered in the course for quick reference and review.

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+13 hours



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Chapter Outline

Introduction to the course
Chapter 1: About the Catalan
Chapter 2: Catalan Endgame Main Lines
Chapter 3: Caruana – So
Chapter 4:
Carlsen – Harikrishna
Chapter 5:
Aronian – Giri
Chapter 6:
Bd7 Lines
Chapter 7:
Giri – Harikrishna
Chapter 8:
Van Wely – Harikrishna
Chapter 9:
Tomashevsky – Bu Xiangzhi
Chapter 10:
Main Lines 5…Nc6
Chapter 11:
Mamedyarov – Caruana
Chapter 12:
Anand – Kramnik
Chapter 13:
Kasparov – Adams
Chapter 14:
Catalan with a6
Chapter 15:
Nakamura – Topalov
Chapter 16:
Ding Liren – Mamedyarov
Chapter 17:
Anand – Topalov
Chapter 18:
Main Lines Qc2 a6
Chapter 19:
So – Kramnik
Chapter 20:
Nakamura – Anand
Chapter 21:
Ding Liren – Carlsen
Chapter 22:
Main Lines Ne5
Chapter 23:
Deac – Wan Khao
Chapter 24:
Kramnik – Carlsen
Chapter 25:
Kramnik – Aronian
Chapter 26: