chess24 Mar 21, 2020 | 9:48 AMby chess24 staff

Jan's Opening Clinic 25: Part 5

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back for another instalment of, "the show where I answer chess24 premium users' opening questions using all the expertise I have hopefully acquired over many years of clicking buttons to look at chess openings". Jan has clicked buttons for Magnus Carlsen and here covers a wide range of openings including the Scotch, the Catalan, the French, the Ruy Lopez, the Nimzowitch Defence and how you should handle 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 as a Najdorf player.  

You can find all the questions Jan was asked under this article, and his earlier answers are here: Part 1, Parts 2-3, Part 4. 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. MasterGambit: How to deal with the Scotch Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed 4.Bc4 or 4.c3)? (00:00:31
  2. FLOLJ: Can you play 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 against London System players? (00:07:33
  3. Mr.E: Nimzowitsch Defence 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.d5 Ne5 - can Black hold? (00:12:08)
  4. Ludvig_Carlsson: Catalan 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qa4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qxd4 9.Bxc6+ Bd7 10. Rd1 Qxd1! 11.Qxd1 Bxc6 - yay or nay? (00:20:55
  5. Kieran: Slav 4...dxc4 main line - why is it out of fashion? (00:25:02
  6. awake: French 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 - what to do? (00:30:23
  7. JohannWilhelmMoebius: What should Najdorf players do after 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3? (00:36:15
  8. n0rn: How to deal with the Triangle Slav as White, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6? (00:40:20)
  9. passedpawnpusher: Spanish 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Nbd2 b5 10. Bc2 - what should Black do? (00:48:59)

There's going to be one more episode of this season of Jan's Opening Clinic and you'll be able to find it on our Shows page when it's published.

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