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Catalan, Closed (E09)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 g3 d5 4 Bg2 Be7 5 Nf3 O-O 6 O-O Nbd7
7 Qc2 c6 8 Nbd2

Number of games in database: 502
Years covered: 1937 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 45.2%
   Black wins 16.7%
   Draws 38.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Gedeon Barcza  4 games
Utut Adianto  4 games
Erich Eliskases  3 games
Sergei Azarov  4 games
Nikolay N Minev  4 games
Lincoln Lucena  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Bondarevsky vs Lisitsin, 1940
Smyslov vs G Forintos, 1968
Gelfand vs Adams, 2006
Quinteros vs I Radulov, 1970
Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich, 1938
R Araque vs L Lucena, 2001
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 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 502  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs Ragozin  ½-½311937Semmering/BadenE09 Catalan, Closed
2. N Kopaev vs B Levitas  1-01051938Trade UnionsE09 Catalan, Closed
3. Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich 0-134193811th USSR Championship SemifinalE09 Catalan, Closed
4. Flohr vs V Makogonov  ½-½211939Leningrad/Moscow trainingE09 Catalan, Closed
5. Bondarevsky vs Lisitsin 1-0331940USSR ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
6. Eliskases vs V Winz 1-0411941Mar del PlataE09 Catalan, Closed
7. Opocensky vs Bjorn Nielsen  ½-½421941MunichE09 Catalan, Closed
8. Opocensky vs M Bartosek  ½-½551943PragueE09 Catalan, Closed
9. Lokvenc vs J Fichtl  ½-½551943PragueE09 Catalan, Closed
10. Sajtar vs Bondarevsky  ½-½481946Prague-MoscowE09 Catalan, Closed
11. Shainswit vs L Garcia Balado  ½-½251947La Plata-New York radio mE09 Catalan, Closed
12. K Klaman vs Bondarevsky  1-0561947USSR ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
13. Ragozin vs Chistiakov  0-1441947Moscow-chE09 Catalan, Closed
14. V Mikenas vs V G Kirillov  1-0341947URS-ch sfE09 Catalan, Closed
15. Pachman vs Kotov  ½-½411947MoscowE09 Catalan, Closed
16. G Barcza vs Gligoric  ½-½281948BudapestE09 Catalan, Closed
17. Pirc vs E Richter  ½-½551948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneE09 Catalan, Closed
18. Stoltz vs Gligoric  ½-½461948Saltsj÷baden InterzonalE09 Catalan, Closed
19. G Barcza vs E Paoli  1-0471949VeniceE09 Catalan, Closed
20. Taimanov vs Sokolsky 1-0401949USSR ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
21. G Kluger vs A Vajda  ½-½231950HUN-ch 06thE09 Catalan, Closed
22. G Barcza vs E Gereben  ½-½581950HUN-ch 06thE09 Catalan, Closed
23. Golombek vs H Mueller  1-0401950VeniceE09 Catalan, Closed
24. Udovcic vs D Andric  0-1451951YUG-ch 6thE09 Catalan, Closed
25. Stefan Szabo vs O Troianescu  ½-½211951Przepiorka MemorialE09 Catalan, Closed
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