chess24 Mar 7, 2019 | 4:00 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 23: Part 2

Part 2 of Season 23 of Jan's Opening Clinic once again sees Magnus Carlsen second Jan Gustafsson sharing chess opening tips with chess24 users. The topics today include the wonderfully named Frankenstein–Dracula Variation of the Vienna (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxe4), which occurred in a recent Nakamura-Duda game, and whether AlphaZero has now shown us that some positions Stockfish likes in the King's Indian Attack are actually very dangerous for Black.

You can find all the questions Jan was asked under this article, while here's Part 1 of his answers. Now let's get to today's answers:

You can jump straight to any topic that interests you by using the clickable timestamps below - you'll also find those timestamps in the description under the video at YouTube:

  1. david02: 1.b3 e5 - elaborate! (00:00:28)
  2. crispyambulance: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxe4 - good or bad? (00:08:39
  3. AfuroZamurai: King's Indian with an early Nd7 - playable? (00:16:45)
  4. nilsro: King's Indian Sämisch - why is 6...e5 out of fashion? (00:20:58)
  5. Galactic: Bogo-Indian 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 0-0 5.a3 Be7 6.e4 d5 7.Bd3 - what to do? (00:25:49)
  6. smashinglad: The King's Indian Attack in the age of AlphaZero - do we have to reconsider its bad reputation? (00:31:14)
  7. cr1m3: Ragozin 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.e3 0-0 7.Qc2 Re8 8.Bd2 Bf8. Ok, earlier alternatives for Black? (00:38:46)
  8. passion (GM): What white and black repertoires to teach students? (00:44:24)

Part 3 of Jan's Opening Clinic will be published next week at 17:00 CET on Thursday 14th March.

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