The Chess Openings 101 series of video courses by Chess University, Inc. offers beginner and intermediate players (900-1500 Elo) an easy path for learning chess openings.
This Chess Openings 101: Introduction to the Catalan Opening video course by FM Dalton Perrine provides a complete overview of the Catalan Opening, characterized by the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3.
This four-part video course begins with an overview of the Catalan. Subsequent video lessons cover how to play the Catalan as White, how to play against the Catalan as Black, and must-know tactics and dynamic themes in the Catalan.
The total run time of this video course is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Take this course if you would like to further improve your opening knowledge and learn the most important concepts in the Catalan Opening from the one and only FM Dalton Perrine!
FM Dalton Perrine is a well-known online chess coach and Director of Instruction at Chess University, Inc. | ChessUniversity.com. Dalton joined the Chess University team four years ago and became a Primary Instructor in the Prodigy Program in December 2014.
Dalton is also known for teaching other Chess University programs including the Cahaba River Chess Club Program and the Bibb Country High School honors chess class. Today, Dalton stands as one of the world's most qualified online chess instructors with vast experience teaching live classes, group lessons, private lessons, and school programs.
StartCatalan Opening Overview (17:15)
StartHow to Play the Catalan Openings as White (27:16)
StartHow to Play Against the Catalan as Black (22:18)
StartCatalan Opening Tactics and Patterns (19:37)
StartMain Recommendation (PGN)
StartSample Games for White (PGN)
StartSample Games for Black (PGN)