chess24 Sep 20, 2018 | 4:25 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 22: Part 1

Season 22 of Jan's Opening Clinic gets off to a wobbly start when Jan comments, "I’m in a bad mood, I haven’t slept enough, I’m not well-dressed and I’m not well-prepared for the questions... I’ll be condescending and more rude and less helpful than usual!" We needn't have feared, though, since who else can solve the world's chess opening problems while talking about, "the poster that 1.Nc3 players have hanging over their beds" and the discovery of crack cocaine in Hamburg chess circles!

Watch the first episode of Season 22 of Jan's Opening Clinic below:

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. SemiTrash: Is White really better after 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 e5 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd6+ Kxd8 7.e3? (00:01:16
  2. NickSazed: What to do in the Italian 4 knights when White delays castling? (00:06:55
  3. MCMXC: How to play for a win with Black against 1.d4? KID with Na6/Nbd7? Grünfeld? (00:13:15)
  4. ItSnowing: Why not 1.Nc3? (00:20:30
  5. cr1m3: Catalan Be7 main line 7.Ne5 Nc6, specific lines after 11.Na3 (00:25:53) 
  6. CaptainCocaCola: 1.e4 d6 d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 - what are the plans? (00:32:10
  7. Cthulu: Ideas in the Exchange Ruy Lopez and the Worrall Attack for White? (00:39:03)
  8. AddictivePersonality: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 a6 - Fedoseev plays it even though you didnt like it. Please comment. (00:45:15
  9. IljaJoker(FM): What's the status of 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 d5 5.e3? (00:50:30
  10. seanie83: Exchange Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Bg5!? or 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3!? (00:55:21)

Jan will now be busy for two weeks as the Dutch team captain at the Olympiad in Batumi, so the next show should be back on Thursday 11th October at 17:00.

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