It seems Season 20 of Jan's Opening Clinic had barely ended, but Season 21 is already in full swing, with Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson answering the first 10 questions on chess openings from chess24 Premium Members. It's the show of 3-letter abbreviations, with Jan helping a young Indian prodigy out with the QGA (Queen's Gambit Accepted), while a few users ask about the KIA (King's Indian Attack). At least no-one is talking about Killing the KID, to the relief of chess players' wives and girlfriends everywhere!
Chess opening abbreviations can be bewildering to outsiders, and if we're to believe an anonymous post on Reddit (and who wouldn't?) one nearly led to drastic consequences recently:
There were no such misunderstandings here on chess24, though, as you can see in Jan's replies to the first batch of user questions. You can find all the questions in the comments under this article - we closed the comments a bit earlier than usual this week with the aim of making the season a little shorter than the last 7-week one!
Once again we've added clickable timestamps that let you go straight to a question that interests you - you can also find those timestamps in the description under the video at YouTube:
Stay tuned for the next batch of answers, that should be published on Thursday 16th August at 17:00 CEST.
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