chess24 Sep 13, 2018 | 3:00 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 21: Part 6

All good things come to an end, and this is the season finale of Season 21 of Jan's Opening Clinic. Sadly there's no huge cliffhanger where Jan is about to refute the Sicilian before the show stops, but again there's lots of advice on a wide range of chess openings. Jan also starts by answering a general question on how club players should approach opening preparation. 

You can find Jan's previous answers in Jan's Opening Clinic 21 here: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5. And below is his latest video:

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:

  1. nilsro: How should a club player study openings? (00:00:51
  2. yvesm: Semi-Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 - isn't 5...Be7 an inaccuracy? (00:06:58)
  3. Genghis(GM): Petroff 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 Bf5 - any ideas for White? (00:10:25
  4. nonadjustedalpha: Queen's Indian with 4.a3 - what to do? (00:14:50
  5. PastPawn: Caro-Kann 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.0-0!? - does 7...Bh5 fix the line for Black? (00:20:00
  6. aisthesis: Grünfeld 4.Bg5 Ne4 - what is the difference between 5.Bh4 and 5.Bf4? Which is better? (00:26:53
  7. shmueliki: Exchange Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 3.cxd4 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.e4 Nf6 - can White gain an edge? (00:33:52
  8. DragonLore: Vienna Variation, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bxc4 - are the main lines tenable for Black? (00:40:08)

Stay tuned to our news page next week for an article under which you can ask questions for Season 22! 

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