chess24 Nov 1, 2018 | 4:01 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 22: Part 4

Jan begins Episode 4 of Series 22 of his Opening Clinic with, "I should add a disclaimer here that I'm not a real doctor", but when it comes to chess opening ailments there's nowhere better to turn! Once again he tackles some very specific questions from chess24 Premium members and also responds to more general queries along the lines of, "How do I play for a win with Black against 1.d4?" and, "Is it possible to have a repertoire based on 1.Nf3 and 2.b3?" The short answer to that last one is, "yes, but", while Jan's longer answer includes, "What a repertoire! I'm not sure we can be friends...".   

You can find all the questions Jan was asked under this article, and all the answers so far in Season 22 are here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. And now for 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. japer10: Rossolimo 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 - are the sharp lines after 5.0-0 Bg7 6.Re1 Nh6 ok for Black? (00:00:26
  2. SirAlbis: How to play for a win as Black vs. 1.d4 as a QGD player? (00:09:59
  3. Sushiboy8: English, do you have a simple line for White against the Hedgehog and the double fianchetto? (00:13:34
  4. LucaBrasi1968: What is a good line against the Grünfeld? (00:18:14
  5. KoustavChatterjee1: Is 4.Bd2 a good line against the Nimzo-Indian? (00:22:27
  6. JohannWilhelmMoebius: Alekhine 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6 - some sharp lines with Nb4 or Nf4 (00:26:09
  7. DerWalker: Are there any drawbacks to building a repertoire based on 1.Nf3 2.b3? (00:30:53
  8. Nite90(FM): Nimzo 4.Qc2 0-0 5.e4 - how can Black play for a win? (00:33:33
  9. ErnoderEisbär: Ragozin 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 O-O 7. e3 Bf5 8. Qb3 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Nbd7 10. Qxb7 Rb8 11. Qxa7 Ra8 12. Qb7 Rb8 13. Qa6 Rb2 - is this ok for Black? (00:38:39

The next episode of Jan's Opening Clinic will be released at 17:00 CEST on Thursday 8th November.

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