chess24 Jun 14, 2018 | 3:03 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 19: Part 5

It's finally here, the "season finale" of Jan's Opening Clinic 19! Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson tackles all the remaining questions chess24 Premium members posed about chess openings, so that we're all ready to move on to Opening Clinic 20. Topics raised include whether the Exchange French has some bite now guys like Carlsen and Anand are adopting it, and whether Black has an equivalent to the super-solid Berlin and Petroff when facing opening moves other than 1.e4?   

We previously published Part 1Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of the answers to Jan's Opening Clinic 19, and now it's finally time to wrap up with Part 5:

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. Nate Solon: 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 a6 5.Qc2 or 5.h3, tricky ways to delay d4? (00:01:20)
  2. turbox: 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 e5 or 4...Nc6 or 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bf5, playable for Black? (00:06:45
  3. The_Old_Bum: Nimzo 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 5.e3 0-0 6.0-0 Bxc3+ (00:12:22
  4. fpoit: Equivalent to the Berlin or Petroff for Black against 1.d4/1.c4/1.Nf3? (00:15:23
  5. cr1m3: Najdorf 6.Bg5 poisoned pawn, looong line (00:20:16
  6. Assassin.in.White: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Bd2!? (00:25:51
  7. gented: 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5!? for White (00:29:41)
  8. MrNormalName: How much theory to memorize with a 2136 FIDE rating? (00:34:53)
  9. DrBoki(FM): 1.d4 d6, what to do if we wanna avoid Nf3 against the KID? (00:38:53)
  10. Luzhins.parachute: What to do against the French? (00:42:03)
  11. SmyslovVasily: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 45.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Rd8, playable for Black? (00:48:36)
  12. FBardamu: French Exchange Variation, playable for White? (00:52:17)
  13. CapaTalPunishment: 1.d4 d6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 rubbish or a valid system? (00:56:29)

The next article asking for questions for Jan's Opening Clinic 20 should be out early next week - don't miss your chance!

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