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Catalan, Open, Classical line (E05)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 g3 d5 4 Bg2 dxc4 5 Nf3 Be7

Number of games in database: 167
Years covered: 1939 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 49.7%
   Black wins 10.8%
   Draws 39.5%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
M Umansky  3 games
 
 
Pavel Blatny  5 games
 
 
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Wojtkiewicz vs D Ippolito, 2004
Lautier vs Adams, 1995
Sajtar vs Kotov, 1946
Gambit Tiger vs Nimzo-8, 2001
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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 167  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs Szabo 1-0391939KemeriE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
2. T Bergs vs I Zdanovs  1-0301940National Team candidatesE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
3. Sajtar vs Hromadka  0-1301943ZlinE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
4. Shainswit vs J Levin  1-0501943Ventnor CityE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
5. Simagin vs I Aramanovich 1-0701945Moscow-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
6. Smyslov vs B Verlinsky 1-0421945Moscow-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
7. A Poliak vs B Verlinsky  1-0531945Moscow-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
8. Sajtar vs Kotov 0-1621946Moscow-PragueE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
9. E Walther vs Wade  ½-½251949OldenburgE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
10. C H Maderna vs P Martin  1-0411950Mar del PlataE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
11. H Bouwmeester vs R Willaert  1-0581950BEL-NEDE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
12. G Barcza vs J A Fred  1-0731951Marianske Lazne / Prague ZonalE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
13. Julio Bolbochan vs S T V Lukas  ½-½241952Rio de Janeiro itE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
14. Filip vs M Weiner  1-0571954CSR-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
15. P Martin vs J Kostro  1-048195813th olm final BE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
16. M Bertok vs Polugaevsky  ½-½141966Chigorin MemorialE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
17. Doda vs Udovcic  ½-½141967October Revolution 50E05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
18. M Bertok vs V Kovacevic  ½-½341967YUG-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
19. Smyslov vs Polugaevsky  ½-½181967Capablanca MemorialE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
20. Hort vs V Tukmakov  ½-½181971MoscowE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
21. Alburt vs M Dvoretsky  ½-½181974USSR ChampionshipE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
22. Korchnoi vs Petrosian ½-½391977Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates QuarterfinalE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
23. Sosonko vs Larry Evans  ½-½141978Sao PauloE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
24. A J van Dop vs F Kuijpers  ½-½201980NED-chE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
25. E Schiller vs Hudson 1-0291983Local TournamentE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-22-05  Gantastic: Amusing how the Opening Explorer contains over a hundred "examples" of the line:

1. c4 e6
2. Nf3 d5
3. g3 Nf6
4. Bg2 Be7
5. O-O O-O
6. d4 dxc4
7. Qc2 a6
8. Qxc4 b5
9. Qc2 Bb7
10. Bd2 Be4

11. Qc1 Bb7
12. Qc2 Be4
13. Qc1 Bb7
14. Qc2 Be4
15. Qc1 Bb7
16. Qc2 Be4
17. Qc1 Bb7
18. Qc2 Be4
19. Qc1 Bb7
20. Qc2

Caused by OE's inclusion of transpositions, but amusing nonetheless, particularly because Qc2/Be4/Qc1/Bb7 are in each case the most common move for their respective positiions.

Apr-17-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are 20 traps and zaps in E05 Catalan Miniatures: http://www.wtharvey.com/e05.html What's the best move?
Jul-09-08  Cactus: <WTHarvey> You've managed to advertise your site on almost every ECO site.
Jan-10-09  Cactus: Looking back, I apologise. By the way, do you make the puzzles yourself?
Nov-18-10  rapidcitychess: Can anyone give a good summary of the open Catalan? I've been playing it for a month or two, but only by ear.

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