chess24 May 24, 2018 | 3:00 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 19: Part 2

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson continues to answer the questions posed in his 19th Opening Clinic. His latest batch of answers deals with the chess opening doubts of 15 chess24 Premium users, two of whom asked about the King's Gambit. As you might imagine, Jan had some sobering words, and concluded, "I'm making a lot of friends in the King's Gambit community!" 

Last week we published Part 1 of Jan's Opening Clinic 19, and now it's time for Part 2:

Once again we've added clickable timestamps that let you go straight to a question that interests you - you can also find those in the YouTube description under the video:

  1. bettiebebop: Colle/Noteboom 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 c5 4.dxc5 e6 5.b4 a5 6.c3 axb4 7.cxb4 b6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 10.a4 bxc5 11.b5 (00:00:26)
  2. Chessfan123: Torre Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 (00:04:37
  3. Jose_Bonn: Bishop's Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 (00:08:21
  4. FLOLJ: Avoiding French structures after 1.e4 c5 (00:11:59
  5. strandtomt: How bad is the King's Gambit? (00:13:46
  6. conteyellow: Unbalancing English setups when White plays solidly (00:14:17
  7. Camaron_de_la_Isla: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b3!? (00:17:36
  8. RiCaLa: Caro-Kann 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Bd3 Qxd4 (00:21:16)  
  9. NicolDiGirolamo: Caro-Kann Advance with 3...c5 4.dxc5 Nc6 5.a3!? (00:24:21
  10. Zeveraar: Queen's Indian Petrosian 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 Bb7 5.Nc3 d5 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Qa4+ (00:28:14
  11. DonkeyKong: Playing against the Stonewall Dutch (00:33:09
  12. Passion: Who's kidding who in the KID? (00:36:27
  13. aisthesis: Alternatives after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 (00:39:15
  14. Spilzzz: 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.0-0 Nc6 5.d4 (00:42:57
  15. elias03hullebergsidali: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 Bd7 6.d4 g6 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Bg5 f6 9.Be3 Nh6 (00:45:14)

God (and Jan) willing, the next batch of answers will be out at 17:00 on Thursday 31st May! 

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