chess24 Oct 18, 2018 | 3:02 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 22: Part 2

After a break for the Olympiad, Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back to answer opening questions from chess24 Premium members. Jan's Opening Clinic 22, Episode 2 features a range of openings, including the trendy Caro-Kann that occurred in Svidler-Carlsen today (Peter's 9.Be3 probably dodged the 9.Ne2 h5!? bullet). Jan also shares an unusual perspective on the King's Indian Defence: "Once the aliens solve chess I would not be surprised at all to hear that White is winning here because of his space advantage".

You can find all the questions Jan was asked here, while he began answering in Season 22: Part 1. And here's the latest episode:

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. Crispyambulance: Semi-Slav - Why is the Reynolds Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.0-0 a6 10.e4 c5 11.d5 out of fashion? (00:00:32
  2. Chessfan123: KID - What to do after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.h3 e5 7.d5 a5, intending Na6, Nd7 etc.? (00:07:44
  3. nilsro: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3. What about 3...e6? (00:13:50
  4. Svartsmurf: Is 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 a good idea? (00:18:58
  5. Ludibundus: 1.f4 c5 2.e4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 d5 5.e5 Nh6 6.Bb5. Thoughts? (00:23:28
  6. HolyCarp: Meran - 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Be2. Worth a try? (00:30:30
  7. Formless(FM): Nimzo-Indian - 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Ne2 c5 7.cxd5 cxd4 8.exd4 Qxd5. Is this still playable? (00:34:43
  8. twichyknight: Caro-Kann - 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6. Is this a thing? (00:38:43)
  9. ddlj81: What to do against the Open Spanish? (00:43:32
  10. DerZauberberg: Caro-Kann - 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bh5. What's wrong with it? (00:49:14)

The next episode of Jan's Opening Clinic will be released at 17:00 CEST on Thursday 25th October.

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