chess24 Apr 1, 2015 | 9:30 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Endgame Clinic

Since Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson has solved the world’s opening problems* he decided it was time to turn over a new leaf. This week he’s going to tackle a topic that’s perhaps less close to his heart than move-order intricacies after 1.d4 – the endgame. For roughly an hour and a half Jan will be at your service to answer questions on the final phase of a game of chess. So, whether you’re looking for general advice, aren’t sure how to mate with a knight and bishop or wonder what the famous Vancura position is – Jan’s your man!   

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Our graphics department didn't spare any expense!

The idea for a new show came during Jan’s Opening Clinic 3, when a user had a suggestion: “please work your magic for endings as well!” Jan’s initial response was not entirely positive:

I'm a terrible endgame player. I know the Philidor and the Lucena position. I can't fill 90 minutes with that…

But, as you’ll see in the clip, he (slightly) warmed to the idea:

And there was no turning back! So, as with the Opening Clinic, the process is simple: leave your question for Jan in the comments section below. You do need to be a Premium Member to have your question answered, but it’s worth it 

The show will be live on our Shows page at 18:00 CEST on Thursday 2nd April:

Don’t miss it!

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