chess24 Aug 9, 2019 | 4:18 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 2

In what Jan describes as, "a rare suit-up episode" he explains "I learned something new and I’m going to have to reveal a thing or two that I’d rather have kept for myself". As well as dropping some opening secrets he gives an in-depth answer to an in-depth question on how top players nowadays approach the process of adding a new opening to their repertoire. 

You can find all the questions Jan was asked under this article. You can find the earlier answers here: Part 1. And here's Part 2:

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. Galactic: London system 2.Bf4, is the sharp line with 13.h4 a problem? (00:01:00
  2. Assasin.in.White: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Qb3 - thoughts? (00:08:00
  3. Aisthesis: Problems in the QGD 3...Be7? (00:14:26
  4. Mr_Fluffington: How to study a new opening? (00:18:20
  5. shmueliki: Ruy Lopez 5...Bc5 or 6...Bc5 systems - some questions (00:27:15
  6. IsaVulpes: Vienna Pawn sac 6.Bxc4 - what about 7...Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bd6? (00:35:45
  7. Jefferson78759: For 1600-1800s - play many openings or specialize? (00:43:20
  8. vgurunathan: QGD Exchange Variation? (00:48:16
  9. krunx: Why isn't the Benoni more popular at the top level? (00:52:22
  10. crispyambulance: Switch to more solid opening when growing older? (00:58:20)

The plan is to release Part 3 of Jan's Opening Clinic 24 next week at 17:00 CET on Thursday 15th August.

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