chess24 Aug 1, 2019 | 3:15 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 1

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson gets straight down to tackling the chess opening questions that were posed by chess24 premium members earlier this week. In this first batch he again tackles all kinds of openings - the Catalan, KID, Sicilian, Colle, English, Four Knights Scotch, Semi-Slav and more. There's also a variation on one of Jan's favourite questions about how you can play both solidly with Black and get winning chances. Will he reveal the Holy Grail? 

You can find all the questions Jan was asked under this article. And here's his first batch of answers:

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

  1. proustiskeen: Catalan 4...dxc4 & 5...c5 (00:00:40)
  2. Fyodorovich: KID Saemisch 6.Be3 c5 (00:06:28
  3. nilsro: Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.a4 (00:13:22
  4. Svartsmurf: Colle 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 d5 4.Bd3 c5 5.0-0 c4!? (00:18:58
  5. AfuroZamurai: English 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 Bxc3 7.bxc3 e4 8.Ng5 Re8 9.f3 e3!? (00:23:18
  6. henry0813: What is the best move order to trick a KID player? (00:29:53
  7. KingWang: What to play against 1.d4 to get attacking chances (not the KID)? (00:34:55
  8. DrBoki(FM): Four knights Scotch - is Yu-Mamedyarov a problem? (00:42:55)
  9. Tapu: What do do against the Semi-Slav? (00:45:55)
  10. MasterGambit: Is the Cambrige Springs refuted? (00:53:09)

Part 2 of Jan's Opening Clinic 24 will be published next week at 17:00 CET on Thursday 8th August.

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