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The Catalan is a solid chess opening system which is popular with both masters and amateurs all over the world. It is a flexible opening and can be reached by different move orders. White fianchettos his king’s bishop to g2 with the strategic aim of exerting pressure on the long light-squared diagonal. In this book top Grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White. He covers all of Black’s options as well as possible transpositions to other openings. With many original analyses, based on the most recent tournament praxis Bologan takes the reader by the hand with the accessible verbal explanations he is known for. He explains typical Catalan strategic plans as well as tactical themes. Victor Bologan is one of the strongest grandmasters in the world. He won many tournaments, including the Aeroflot Open in Moscow and the Dortmund super-tournament. He has written influential and acclaimed chess opening bestsellers like “The Chebanenko Slav” and “The Rossolimo Sicilian”.