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Grandmaster repertoire: Fighting the Italian Jan Gustafsson

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In this video series Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson deals with the Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4), an old opening that has recently exploded in popularity at the very highest level. He provides a complete repertoire for Black, with the main focus on facing the Giuoco Piano, including such famous tries as the Evans Gambit.


Learn a complete repertoire against the Italian Game!

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Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson welcomes you to his new video series on the Italian, the hugely popular chess opening that begins 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4.


  • Introducing the Italian

    01:18 min
  • 3...Bc5 or 3...Nf6?

    08:56 min
  • Introducing the Giuoco Piano

    09:42 min
  • 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d5 intro and 8.Re1/8.Nbd2

    19:50 min
  • 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d5 7.exd5 Nxd5 8.a4!?

    15:31 min
  • 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.h3, 6.Bb3 and other ways to delay c3

    20:29 min
  • c3-d3-Bg5, c3-d3-Nbd2 and early b2-b4s

    16:50 min
  • 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4

    21:29 min
  • 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5

    25:24 min
  • 4.d4 and 5.d4 gambits

    16:14 min
  • The Evans Gambit 4.b4

    23:27 min
  • The symmetrical Italian

    10:00 min
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