chess24 Feb 3, 2020 | 6:54 PMby chess24 staff

Jan’s Opening Clinic 25: Ask your question!

Magnus Carlsen second and all-round chess openings guru Jan Gustafsson is back to answer your questions in Season 25 of the long-running Jan’s Opening Clinic show. Don’t miss the chance to get personal tips on any aspect of chess openings, whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned professional looking to gather some opening ideas this February like a squirrel hording nuts for the long active months ahead.


Jan’s last Opening Clinic ended back in September, and since then he’s been a busy man. In the video series Essential Pawn Structures he joined 2-time French Champion Laurent Fressinet to look less at specific openings than at some of the fundamental pawn structures we all need to know how to handle. 

He was also on hand to supervise World Champion Magnus Carlsen’s first video series, Attacking without Sacrificing:

He was then off the grid for a while producing Lifetime Repertoires: Jan Gustafsson’s 1.e4 e5 with our friends at Chessable:

Jan’s now back working full time at chess24 and there are a couple of video series in the pipeline before he commentates on the Candidates next month - with some very high-powered assistance - but before that you have a chance to get some personal chess opening advice!

The format is simple:

  • Go Premium, if you’re not already
  • 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
  • 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 provisionally planned for release at 22:00 CEST this Thursday 6th February

If you’re still not clear on the format you can check out the previous seasons. For instance, questions were asked for Season 24 here, then Jan answered in six instalments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.

But hurry – the comments section will be closed once Jan has enough questions for the new season!


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