chess24 Mar 5, 2020 | 6:25 PMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 25: Part 4

In the latest instalment of Jan's Opening Clinic, chess openings guru Jan Gustafsson answers more chess24 premium member questions. This episode has all the necessary ingredients - a King's Gambit mini rant ("it's no longer the year 1894 where opponents are forced to accept every one of your swashbuckling sacrifices and then get checkmated"), some "oddly specific questions" and ample opportunity for Jan to plug his Chessable series. Jan also explains why declining the Morra Gambit with 3...d3 is a good idea: "They’ll be annoyed and lose all interest in the game!" 

You can find all the questions Jan was asked under this article, and his earlier answers are here: Part 1, Parts 2-3. Now let's get to the latest 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. GeneralBS: King's Gambit below 2000 - yay or nay? (00:01:00
  2. Sushiboy8: Slav 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Qc2 - any good? (00:06:02
  3. Cthulu: 5.Re1 Berlin, Nd6 7.Bxc6 - how to play? (00:10:18
  4. CaptainCocaCola: Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 - what to do after 4...a6? (00:14:04)
  5. IsaVulpes: Tarrasch 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 .5.Nf3 Nf6 - any good? (00:18:32)
  6. redribbon3700: How often should you review openings as a 1400 player? (00:25:16)
  7. christianringsmose: Morra Gambit - what to do? (00:29:53
  8. IljaJoker(IM): Delayed Benoni - playable for Black? (00:33:48
  9. Snooks: Italian 3...Nf6 4.d3 Be7 - thoughts? (00:41:22) 

It's planned to release Part 5 of Jan's Opening Clinic 25 on Thursday 12th March at 17:00 CET and you'll be able to find it on our Shows page.

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