chess24 Jan 8, 2018 | 11:54 AMby chess24 staff

Jan’s Opening Clinic 18

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back with his opening clinic, a chance to get personal advice on chess openings from one of the best in the business. Since the last clinic he’s been busy, filming a series on how to meet the Italian with Black and also enlisting the help of AlphaZero to see what our AI overlord can tell us about playing the Queen’s Indian. As a Premium Member you can watch both those series and leave Jan a question below before his show at 15:00 CET on Tuesday 9 January.

As always the format is simple:

  1. Go Premium (if you’re not already)
  2. Ask your question in the comments section below this articleone per member, please, so Jan has a fighting chance of answering them all!
  3. Watch the show at 15:00 CET, Tuesday 9 January: Jan’s Opening Clinic 18

If you’re new and still not sure how the format works check out Jan’s last clinic:

You might also want to ask about some of Jan’s recent video series (freely accessible to Premium Members). First he looked at how to combat the Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4), an opening that’s always been popular among club players but has suddenly now become hugely popular at the top level as well:

Then something a little different: Jan takes us through six games Google/DeepMind’s AlphaZero won against Stockfish, all in the same Queen’s Indian opening! The games are stunning and also instructive – plus, as a bonus, the final video features Peter Svidler talking about AlphaZero:

Don't miss the show: Jan's Opening Clinic 18

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