chess24 May 31, 2018 | 3:01 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 19: Part 3

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson's quest to solve the world's chess opening problems continues as he answers a third batch of questions posed by chess24 Premium users in Opening Clinic no. 19. This time there was just one question on Jan's beloved King's Gambit, while another user asked the famously tough to answer, "how can you get better at chess?" Another general but intriguing question asked Jan to rank the many different Sicilians - and he did, from the Najdorf on down. Find out if you agree with him!  

So far we've published Part 1 and Part 2 of the answers to Jan's Opening Clinic 19, and now it's time for Part 3:

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. tomekk188: Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4-Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 e6 (00:00:40
  2. DerRuffi: Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Qg4 (00:03:53
  3. albink: Albin's Counter Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 (00:07:45
  4. Galactic: Modern 1.d4 g6 2.c5 B7 3.e4 d6 4.Nc3 Nc6 (00:11:10
  5. OnseySeyon: Scotch 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nce7 (00:16:39
  6. hochjoch: Caro-Kann 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nh3 (00:18:07
  7. Bridge: London System 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 (00:22:53
  8. Environment: How to get better at chess? (00:26:35
  9. Lerxt: Dzindzhi-Indian 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 f5 (00:28:35
  10. M1306: King's Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 (00:34:06
  11. Morrazo1985: King's Indian 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.Nge2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 (00:39:31
  12. Formless: Rank the Sicilians from best to worst (00:42:40
  13. PrisonMike: 1.Nf3, How to meet the King's Indian? (00:49:20)

The next batch of answers should be out at 17:00 on Thursday 7th June (unless we switch the day to avoid the clash with the last round of Altibox Norway Chess!). 

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