In this 12-hour video series on the Catalan Opening for White (Vol 2), GM Viktor Neustroev provides cutting-edge weapons against some of the most common ideas Black will throw at you.
The Catalan Opening is for ambitious players… future masters… and future tournament winners.
If you are a super ambitious player, Catalan is by far the best choice.
In the Catalan Opening, White combines the Queen’s Gambit with a kingside fianchetto which effectively breathes fire down the long diagonal, while simultaneously keeping the king super safe.
The Catalan is a positionally sound opening with an astonishingly strong list of fans from Kasparov and Kramnik, to Carlsen, Nakamura, Anand and Caruana.
Simply stated: this is quite literally the opening of the elites.
With this course you get +12 hours of HD video training, complete PGNs, PDF reference guide and a bonus video where FM Neustroev demonstrates your new opening in action-packed online blitz.
From cutting-edge theory to his easy to remember piece paths, and winning endgame structures…you’ll find this opening easy to master and easy to win with.
About the Authors
FM Viktor Neustroev
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.
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.
Access to Practicum
Train the important tactical skills and motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. 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.
Brief Summary/Reference Guide
The downloadable summary of the key points covered in the course for quick reference and reviewing. Use it as a quick refresher after studying the course or print it and pin it on the wall.
- About the course
- Main lines: c6 Ne5
- Grischuk – Kramnik
- Svane – Harikrishna
- Georgiev – Hammer
- Main Lines: Bg2 and other moves
- Eljanov – Adly
- Anand – Topalov
- Giri – Morozevich
- Main lines: Bg2 Bd6
- Georgiev – Fenollar Jorda
- Gleizerov – Serikbayev
- Miroshnichenko – Gavrilov
- Main lines: Bb4
- Harikrishna – Le Quang Liem
- Li Chao – Mamedyarov
- Gelfand – Wojtaszek
- Closed Catalan: main lines
- Harikrishna – Vocaturo
- Mareco – Kovalyov
- Mamedyarov – Vitiugov