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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: 698
Years covered: 1937 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 44.7%
   Black wins 17.3%
   Draws 38.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Aleksander Wojtkiewicz  6 games
Karel Opocensky  4 games
Erich Eliskases  4 games
Jiri Fichtl  5 games
Artur Yusupov  4 games
Nikolay Minev  4 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Bondarevsky vs Lisitsin, 1940
Smyslov vs Forintos, 1968
Kasparov vs A Huss, 1987
Quinteros vs I Radulov, 1970
A Donchenko vs Giri, 2017
Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich, 1938
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 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 698  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs Ragozin  ½-½311937Semmering/BadenE09 Catalan, Closed
2. N Kopaev vs B Levitas  1-01051938Trade Unions ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
3. Eliskases vs Saemisch  1-0341938BerlinE09 Catalan, Closed
4. Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich 0-134193811th USSR Championship SemifinalE09 Catalan, Closed
5. Flohr vs V Makogonov  ½-½211939Leningrad / Moscow trainingE09 Catalan, Closed
6. Bondarevsky vs Lisitsin 1-0331940USSR ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
7. Eliskases vs V Winz 1-0411941Mar del PlataE09 Catalan, Closed
8. Opocensky vs B Nielsen  ½-½421941MunichE09 Catalan, Closed
9. B H Villegas vs J Bolbochan  1-0681942Mar del PlataE09 Catalan, Closed
10. Opocensky vs M Bartosek  ½-½551943PragueE09 Catalan, Closed
11. Lokvenc vs J Fichtl  ½-½551943PragueE09 Catalan, Closed
12. Sajtar vs C Kottnauer  0-1501944Hradec KraloveE09 Catalan, Closed
13. Opocensky vs B Thelen  1-0391945PragueE09 Catalan, Closed
14. Sajtar vs Bondarevsky  ½-½481946Moscow-PragueE09 Catalan, Closed
15. K Klaman vs Bondarevsky  1-0561947USSR ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
16. Ragozin vs A Chistiakov  0-144194726th Ch MoscowE09 Catalan, Closed
17. V Mikenas vs V Kirillov  1-0341947URS-ch sfE09 Catalan, Closed
18. Shainswit vs L Garcia Balado  ½-½251947La Plata - New York Radio MatchE09 Catalan, Closed
19. Pachman vs Kotov  ½-½411947MoscowE09 Catalan, Closed
20. Barcza vs Gligoric  ½-½281948BudapestE09 Catalan, Closed
21. Pirc vs E Richter  ½-½551948Karlovy Vary / Marianske LazneE09 Catalan, Closed
22. Stoltz vs Gligoric  ½-½461948Saltsjobaden InterzonalE09 Catalan, Closed
23. Barcza vs E Paoli  1-0471949VeniceE09 Catalan, Closed
24. Taimanov vs Sokolsky 1-0401949USSR ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
25. M E de Freitas vs M Castillo  1-0401950Mar del PlataE09 Catalan, Closed
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