Many young top-players are opting for the trendy “Dynamic Catalan” where, against the triangle or semi-slav structures, White can sacrifice a pawn to gain immediate initiative. This sacrifice can lead to long term positional advantage, but often White can unleash dangerous threats upon the black king with a central pawn break.

Many games will become attacking adventures for White, with various opportunities to sacrifice material and create stunning threats. The “Dynamic Catalan” can be your choice of opening - if you are willing to take the game into your own hands from the very beginning; and with this video course, you will add a sharp weapon to your repertoire.

The author GM Ivan Sokolov has been on the white side of the “Dynamic Catalan” in many top-level games, against players such as Caruana and Vallejo Pons, and “felt comfortable playing it: space, initiative, safe king.”

  • Video running time: 4 hours 48 minutes
  • With interactive training including video eefdback
  • Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Pyla “Dynamic Ctalan” positions againts Fritz on various levels
  • Including download & stream for iPad, tablet etc: can be unlocked with imprinted key

Ivan Sokolov is a Dutch chess Grandmaster and author of popular chess books. He was Yugoslav champion in 1988 and Dutch champion in 1995 and 1998. For more than two decades he has been one of the elite players and has beaten many of the strongest players in the world.

System requirements:

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 8.1, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 11 , DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Understanding Middlegame Strategies Vol. 7 - Dynamic Catalan

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Presentator / Presenter: Ivan Sokolov
Uitgever / Publisher: Chessbase
Jaar / Year: 2023
Type: DVD/USB/Download
Datum verwacht / Expected: 2-3 dagen
Status: Download direct beschikbaar