chess24 Sep 5, 2019 | 5:56 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 24: Part 5

In Episode 5 of Season 24 of Jan's Opening Clinic Grandmaster and Magnus Carlsen second Jan Gustafsson once again tackles questions that range from how to play the Petroff Defence to the arguably easier question of what is the meaning of life! Don't miss some free tips on chess openings from one of the world's leading experts.


Jan has worked on Team Magnus for a couple of World Championship matches now, and he's going to be in Oslo on Friday for:

Or, as Jan describes it:

There is a Banter Blitz with World Champion Magnus Carlsen and I'll probably be hanging out in the background waving awkwardly on Friday 6th September at 6pm CEST, so check that out!

But now for this week's Opening Clinic. You can find all the questions Jan was asked under this article and you can also find the earlier answers here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. And now Part 5:

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. whoCriedwolf: Ruy Lopez Carlsen line with 5...Bc5 6...0-0 - is Black equal in the ensuing endgame? (00:35
  2. frialapan: QGD 5.Bf4 6...Nbd7 - what is the plan after 7.c5? (06:12
  3. Spekkoek: QGA 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nc6 - any good? (16:14
  4. alih9999: KID 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c5 4.dxc5!? - how to time c5 so this is not an issue? (20:18)
  5. AmbitiousPawn: What is the meaning of life? (25:20
  6. venkat22897: Petroff - what are the setup plans with Bd6 and with Be7? (29:29
  7. OneTrickPony(FM): English 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O e4 7.Ng5 Bxc3 8.bxc3 Re8 9.d3 exd3 10.exd3 h6 - is this unpleasant for Black? (39:40)

The plan is to release the 6th and final part of Jan's Opening Clinic 24 in a week's time on our Shows page.

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