General Dec 12, 2019 | 4:43 PMby chess24 staff

"e5, it’s e5, patzers!" | Jan's 1.e4 e5 repertoire

Jan Gustafsson has released a new 1.e4 e5 repertoire on our sister site Chessable. With over 100,000 words and an optional 27 hours of video, Jan aims to provide a complete repertoire against 1.e4 that will stand the test of time. You can sample the first major collaboration between chess24 and Chessable with a free video.

Jan needs no introduction here on chess24. Our co-founder is the author or co-author of dozens of chess24 video series, not to mention Opening Clinics, commentary, Banter Blitz and much more. That’s not going to change, but last month we “lent out” Jan to our new friends at Chessable, and the result was Lifetime Repertoires: Jan Gustafsson’s 1.e4 e5.

1…e5 is the most direct response to 1.e4, and one that all the top players have in their arsenal. Jan comments:

I have a hard time believing in moving a pawn one square like 1...e6, 1...c6, 1...g6, etc. The center is there, fight for it!

Jan is a world-renowned expert on the Marshall Gambit and uses that as his weapon of choice against the Spanish (Ruy Lopez), but he gives you the tools to meet everything White can throw at you, from the incredibly popular Italian to the rare and Romantic King’s Gambit.

The course builds on Jan’s lifetime of experience with 1…e5 and is designed to be bulletproof for years to come. That hasn’t always been the goal of the repertoire of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, for whom Jan has worked as a second in the last two World Championship matches!

Working with Magnus means Jan is at the cutting edge of opening preparation - everything has been checked, and new ideas discovered, using not just the traditional chess engine Stockfish 10 but the game-changing neural network Leela Zero.

The course also makes full use of Chessable’s MoveTrainer technology, a system designed to help you digest and retain complex theory as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Watch the free video at Chessable!

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