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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: 442
Years covered: 1929 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 52.5%
   Black wins 11.8%
   Draws 35.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jan Smejkal  10 games
Lev Polugaevsky  9 games
Gennadi Sosonko  9 games
Arthur Bisguier  7 games
A Medina Garcia  7 games
Boris Spassky  6 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971
Ivkov vs Ciric, 1963
Smyslov vs J A Rubinetti, 1970
Novotelnov vs Averbakh, 1951
Balashov vs Tal, 1972
Geller vs Larsen, 1966
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 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 442  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Patay vs O Naegeli  1-0321929VeniceE08 Catalan, Closed
2. S Landau vs Spielmann  ½-½261933MatchE08 Catalan, Closed
3. Alatortsev vs Ragozin 1-0291936All-Union YME08 Catalan, Closed
4. Dake vs Kupchik 1-0541936US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
5. P Dubinin vs D Rovner 1-0521938URS-ch sfE08 Catalan, Closed
6. Keres vs Pirc ½-½371938NoordwijkE08 Catalan, Closed
7. E Reed Valenzuela vs E Karastoichev  1-0341939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2E08 Catalan, Closed
8. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov 1-05019412nd General GovernmentE08 Catalan, Closed
9. Alekhine vs H Nowarra ½-½7719412nd General GovernmentE08 Catalan, Closed
10. H Rossetto vs Guimard 1-0741942ARG-ch mE08 Catalan, Closed
11. E Lundin vs O Bernstein  0-1531946GroningenE08 Catalan, Closed
12. P Martin vs Pilnik 0-1791947ARG-chE08 Catalan, Closed
13. Keres vs Levenfish 1-0301947USSR ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
14. Fine vs H Steiner  ½-½401947Fine - SteinerE08 Catalan, Closed
15. L Camara vs H Rossetto  ½-½271948Buenos AiresE08 Catalan, Closed
16. Najdorf vs Guimard  ½-½551948Mar del PlataE08 Catalan, Closed
17. Szabo vs M Castillo  1-0391948Mar del PlataE08 Catalan, Closed
18. E Gereben vs Benko  ½-½251948Bad GasteinE08 Catalan, Closed
19. G Ilivitsky vs V Makogonov  1-0371949URS-ch sfE08 Catalan, Closed
20. Szabo vs Stahlberg ½-½291950Budapest CandidatesE08 Catalan, Closed
21. Flohr vs Stahlberg  ½-½271950Budapest CandidatesE08 Catalan, Closed
22. Simagin vs Szabo 0-1381950Przepiorka MemorialE08 Catalan, Closed
23. L Monostori vs J Balogh  1-0481950HUN-ch 06thE08 Catalan, Closed
24. Golombek vs Szabados  ½-½401950AmsterdamE08 Catalan, Closed
25. J I Zilber vs Koblents  0-1221951Riga championshipE08 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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