chess24 Jul 29, 2019 | 6:45 PMby chess24 staff

Jan’s Opening Clinic 24

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back to answer the chess opening questions of chess24 premium members. If you need some general tips on how to approach the opening or concrete advice on specific opening weapons you’ve come to the right place. Jan was on Team Magnus for the London and New York World Championship matches, and while we had fun criticising how little they seemed to get against Fabiano, we have to admit that Carlsen has shown this year that they did come up with an idea or two!


Although chess openings make up the largest section of our video series here on chess24, we’ve had a lot of variety recently. The last three series, for instance, have been Romain Édouard looking at some of Veselin Topalov’s best games, Iossif Dorfman joining Jan to explain his Method in Chess, and now most recently Romain is back again to take a fresh look at a vital topic – how to play the endgame!

It’s about time, though, to get back to openings, and how better than with another “season” of Jan’s Opening Clinic. The format remains simple:

  1. Go Premium, if you’re not already
  2. Leave a question for Jan in the comments section under this article – one per person, please, so Jan will be able to answer them all
  3. Catch Jan’s weekly updates on our Shows page, where he’ll answer a batch of around 10 questions each week. The first show is planned for release at 17:00 CEST this Thursday 1st August

If you’re still not clear of the format you can check out the previous seasons. For instance, questions were asked for Season 23 here, then Jan answered in three instalments: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 before finally doing one live show to wrap up the series:

Don’t miss your chance to ask a question, as comments will be closed when Jan has enough material for the new season! 


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