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chess24 May 17, 2018 | 4:22 PMby chess24 staff

Jan’s Opening Clinic 19: Part 1

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson begins his first batch of answers to questions posed in the 19th Opening Clinic with two thematic opening traps to try and win a piece early on against less experienced players. He goes on to answer 13 more user questions on a wide range of different openings, and we’re giving the timings of the answers so you can quickly find a topic you’re interested in.

As we explained in our original article, Jan has decided not to try and answer all the questions for his latest Opening Clinic in one mammoth live show. Instead they’re going to be published in weekly instalments, which as Jan says, “will hopefully make them a little more digestible, and hopefully will make me a little less snarky nearing the end”.

So without further ado, here’s Part 1 of Jan’s Opening Clinic 19:  

If you want to jump to an answer you can click any of the time stamps below – the same information is also included in the YouTube description:

  1. MykhailoGranik: Traps for beginners? (00:01:05)
  2. padawanownsyou: Scotch 4 Knights (00:03:10)
  3. thrawn: Exchange Spanish (00:08:32)
  4. Sushiboy08: KID 7.Be3 (00:13:03)
  5. nilsro: 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Ne7 (00:16:22)
  6. KoustavChaterjee1: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 (00:21:08)
  7. CaptainCocaCola: 1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 b6 (00:24:50)
  8. OpeningMusicTheory: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 (00:28:40)
  9. Thuri: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb4+ (00:34:22)
  10. david02: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 (00:38:46)
  11. AlonzoQuixano: Italian 5.d4 cxd4 6.e5 (00:45:19)
  12. abisysa: Marshall Gambit 9.d4 (00:51:11)
  13. breaker90: Neo Arkhangelsk (00:54:53)
  14. begamot: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Qg4 (00:59:14)

Plans may change, but we expect to release the next batch of answers in one week’s time, at 17:00 CEST on Thursday 24 May. You’ll be able to find the video on our Shows page and our YouTube channel, and we’ll also let you know on Twitter and Facebook. We probably won’t post about it on Instagram, but feel free to follow our new account there as well! 

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