How to play the Catalan | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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80 Comments

  1. Thanks now I can flex on high school kids that my opening knowledge is higher than theirs and they’ll be shut down by the beast

  2. Dislike. The name of the video is in Russian and the comment in another language. Greetings from Poland.

  3. came back to this cause of magnus catalan on the latest video

  4. In playing the Catalan I’ve had a couple of people open with e6 then b6 so they can fianchetto their light square bishop. This makes it hard to open up my light squared bishop. Is there a good way to approach that, other than just a abandoning the Catalan after they play e6?

  5. I'm sure Magnus has been here in the recent past. Apparently his catalan after his review here has been very successful.

  6. Can i mix the catalan with the London system? I have played the London system for 5 years and i like it.

  7. I feel like you can’t play this against nelson

  8. I think this opening really fits my style 🙂

  9. Gr8 video. Thnx alot for amazing analysis. Always wanted to learn this opening.

  10. Ya I have a Question after a second view since 2020 when are you making a better Catalan video 🙂

  11. Ya I have a Question after a second view since 2020 when are you making a better Catalan video 🙂

  12. Pwan moves to a5
    The pwan : I have unlimited power fear me

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  14. ahh back when gotham didn't have such an ego. pure bliss

  15. Hey levi, can you make detail videos on this?

  16. I've noticed that your site's closed caption commentary covers part of the chess board. It's ONLY this site.

  17. Ayyy your channel is exploding at 1.49M now! Phenomenal! Beating all the GMs in the social media world😂😂

  18. Me: Watches video 5 times

    Next 5 games: Gets mated 5 times

  19. Great summary, Levi. This could become my new universal opening, replacing the English.

  20. I like this cause it’s like kings Indian defense what I play a lot on black! (Also Catalan seems not to attack cross to king as most castle short)

  21. Tried playing this opening but they only ever answer with c5 and e5, I can’t believe it (elo mid 1300)
    Update: I finally got to play against d5 and won both times I played it, works really well expanding on the queen side

  22. We use catalan when facing stronger or weaker opp?

  23. I really love these 10 minutes opening vids! Helps a lot. I had a chess book a long time ago, bout a decade, I learned the Spanish exchange from it and went on tho win several tournaments with that one opening. Can’t the find the book or remember what it was now.

  24. The problem I usually face is getting my pawn back.

  25. What if black does d5 c5 and you can’t push the pawn?

  26. What do you do if you move your night to F3 they attack with bishop g4?

  27. Captain Levi, more deep theory on catalan pleasw

  28. englung gambit?? why evem mention this line. black get lost in 8 moves in main line

  29. I currently play the Vienna and only ever e4 if I don’t play it, but I may try and learn some d4 stuff, and the Catalan will be a great opening to try

  30. my question is: I always drop the b2 pawn from the enemy queen or the queens side Kn who ends up undefended when I push the b pwn. Dam! Am I just bad?

  31. What should white play after D4 D5 C4 C5 ???

  32. Could you make a video on the catalog without d4 like is it called the neo catAlan

  33. An irritating fact is that if you play the delayed Catalan with the kf3, YOU DONT GET THE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT

  34. I’m no longer waiting for the GRANT LOAN because I earn $48,700 every 10 days recently

  35. What I’m going to do if the black plays the Dutch defense?

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