chess24 Feb 26, 2019 | 5:46 PMby chess24 staff

Jan’s Opening Clinic 23

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back for his first Opening Clinic since helping a certain Magnus Carlsen retain his World Championship title against Fabiano Caruana in London. We can’t all be World Chess Champion, but all chess24 Premium Members can get tips and advice from Jan simply by leaving a question under this article. Jan will endeavour to answer all the questions in the coming weeks, before returning to Thailand for his latest date with destiny: the 2019 Bangkok Chess Club Open.


Jan’s Opening Clinic 22 began in October last year with questions asked under this article. Jan answered in six instalments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6  The last episodes were published after the Carlsen-Caruana match had started in London, with Jan conspicuously absent from commentary duties. Where was he? Well, as almost everyone guessed, he was back on Team Magnus, and you can get a glimpse of what World Championship preparation involves from the video series he produced with fellow seconds Peter Heine Nielsen and Laurent Fressinet:

That almost 11-hour video series covers all 15 games of the match, while in a 9-hour series Laurent Fressinet also later shared his insights into perhaps the most infamous opening in modern chess – the Berlin:

As a chess24 Premium Member you can enjoy all those videos and hundreds more, but you also get a chance to ask Jan about them – or any other chess opening topic under the sun – in the latest Opening Clinic. Simply leave your question for Jan in the comments section under this article – please just one per person, so Jan has a chance to answer them all.

As in previous seasons Jan will answer in a series of one-hour shows, with the first going live at 17:00 CET this Thursday, 28th February, so hurry to get in your question before then! 

If you can't wait to hear more from Jan you might want to check out his latest appearance on Ben Johnson's podcast: 


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