The Catalan - Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik



The Catalan - Alexander Raetsky & Maxim Chetverik

The Catalan is one of the most popular openings and a favourite of many of the worls leading players. Its rich tactical and positional subtleties provide an excellent platform for players wishing to improve their overall understanding of the game. In this groundbreaking book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik provide a comprehensive coverage of this opening, outlining the most common plans and tactics for both White and Black, and studying the latest theoretical developments in the most important variations. This book is a must for die-hard Catalan fans and those wishing to take up this fashionable opening.

  • Played by the worlds top Grandmasters
  • Written by leading opening theoreticians
  • Ideas, strategies and tactics discussed for both sides.

Alexander Raetsky is a Russian International Master and an experienced competitor on the chess tournament circuit. He is also a skilled writer and has been a frequent contributor to the famous Russian magazine 64 and the internationally renowned publication New In Chess. His first book for Everyman Chess, Meeting 1.e4, was very well received by the chess-playing public.

Maxim Chetverik, Also from Russia, is a FIDE Master and a renowned openings expert. He is also the co-author, with Raetsky, of the Everyman Chess book English...e5

ISBN: 9781857443462, 192 pages, Paperback, Everyman Chess

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