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Catalan, Closed (E08)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 g3 d5 4 Bg2 Be7 5 Nf3 O-O 6 O-O Nbd7
7 Qc2

Number of games in database: 369
Years covered: 1936 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 50.7%
   Black wins 11.7%
   Draws 37.7%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jan Smejkal  15 games
Gennady Sosonko  9 games
Lev Polugaevsky  9 games
Arthur Bisguier  6 games
Boris Spassky  6 games
Ivan Farago  5 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971
Smyslov vs J A Rubinetti, 1970
Ivkov vs D Ciric, 1963
Novotelnov vs Averbakh, 1951
Geller vs Larsen, 1966
Balashov vs Tal, 1972
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 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 369  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Alatortsev vs Ragozin 1-029 1936 TournamentE08 Catalan, Closed
2. Dake vs Kupchik 1-054 1936 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
3. Keres vs Pirc ½-½37 1938 NoordwijkE08 Catalan, Closed
4. P Dubinin vs D Rovner 1-052 1938 URS-ch sfE08 Catalan, Closed
5. V Petrov vs H Cordova  1-033 1939 Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BE08 Catalan, Closed
6. E Reed Valenzuela vs E Karastoichev  1-034 1939 Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BE08 Catalan, Closed
7. Alekhine vs H Nowarra ½-½77 1941 Cracow-WarsawE08 Catalan, Closed
8. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov 1-050 1941 Poland (08)E08 Catalan, Closed
9. H Rossetto vs Guimard  1-074 1942 ARG-ch mE08 Catalan, Closed
10. E R Lundin vs O Bernstein  0-153 1946 GroningenE08 Catalan, Closed
11. Fine vs H Steiner  ½-½40 1947 Los Angeles m, USAE08 Catalan, Closed
12. Keres vs Levenfish 1-030 1947 USSR ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
13. P Martin vs Pilnik  0-179 1947 ARG-chE08 Catalan, Closed
14. Najdorf vs Guimard  ½-½55 1948 Mar del PlataE08 Catalan, Closed
15. Szabo vs M Castillo  1-039 1948 Mar del PlataE08 Catalan, Closed
16. E Gereben vs Benko  ½-½25 1948 Bad GasteinE08 Catalan, Closed
17. L Camara vs H Rossetto  ½-½27 1948 Buenos AiresE08 Catalan, Closed
18. G Ilivitsky vs V Makogonov  1-037 1949 URS-ch sfE08 Catalan, Closed
19. Flohr vs Stahlberg  ½-½27 1950 Budapest CandidatesE08 Catalan, Closed
20. Simagin vs Szabo  0-138 1950 Schiavno Zdroj (Poland)E08 Catalan, Closed
21. Szabo vs Stahlberg ½-½29 1950 Budapest CandidatesE08 Catalan, Closed
22. Golombek vs Szabados  ½-½40 1950 AmsterdamE08 Catalan, Closed
23. Novotelnov vs Averbakh 0-131 1951 USSR ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
24. E Eliskases vs L Sanchez  1-049 1952 Stockholm InterzonalE08 Catalan, Closed
25. J Sowinski vs Sliwa  0-150 1952 POL-ch10E08 Catalan, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-15-04  Taidanii: 13.7%? ><
Feb-15-04  Benjamin Lau: You can't really expect that much from a black opening Petrosian championed. :-) When you consider all the weird and sometimes dubious setups Petrosian made, you know he must have been a very strong player to not get flattened each time.
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