Jan's Opening Clinic 26: Ask your question!
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Jan's Opening Clinic 26: Ask your question!

With almost all competitive over-the-board chess cancelled for what seems like months to come, it's a perfect time to work on your chess openings! German Grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen second and all-round openings guru Jan Gustafsson is back with another season of his Opening Clinic, in which he aims to answer all the chess opening questions of chess24 Premium members. Simply leave your question under this article.

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  • Reports Mar 25, 2020 | 4:14 PM 8

    Candidates 2020, 7: MVL makes his move

    French no. 1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave crushed the French Defence of leader Ian Nepomniachtchi to join him on 4.5/7 at the halfway mark of the 2020 Candidates Tournament. Nepo’s defeat gave hope to the other players in the event, bu...

  • Reports Mar 23, 2020 | 7:04 PM 20

    Candidates 2020, 6: Nepo ends Ding’s hopes

    Ian Nepomniachtchi felt unwell and wanted to make a quick draw but instead scored a devastating win over Ding Liren that all but ended the Chinese no. 1’s hopes of earning a match against Magnus. Nepo is the clear frontrunner on ...

  • Reports Mar 22, 2020 | 4:58 PM 20

    Candidates 2020, 5: Nepo takes the lead

    Ian Nepomniachtchi squeezed out a win against Wang Hao in Round 5 to become the first player to take the sole lead in the 2020 Candidates Tournament. The other games were drawn, but not without a real fight. Alekseenko-MVL was a ...

  • Reports Mar 21, 2020 | 5:32 PM 2

    Candidates 2020, 4: MVL misses his chance

    All four games were drawn in Round 4 of the 2020 Candidates Tournament as Maxime Vachier-Lagrave missed a gilt-edged chance to exploit Alexander Grischuk’s time trouble. The Russian had thought 53 minutes over 18…Ne7, 100% sure M...

  • Reports Mar 19, 2020 | 5:02 PM 23

    Candidates 2020, 3: Ding Liren beats Caruana

    Ding Liren is right back in business in the 2020 Candidates Tournament after beating top seed Fabiano Caruana in Round 3. A 3rd loss in a row had looked more likely when Fabi blitzed out his first 17 moves while Ding got down to ...

  • Reports Mar 18, 2020 | 6:10 PM 11

    Candidates 2020, 2: MVL inflicts 2nd loss on Ding

    “It seems like he was poisoned in this quarantine in Moscow,” was Alexander Grischuk’s take on Ding Liren’s play as the Chinese no. 1 and world no. 3 sank to a second loss in a row, this time to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. That was g...

  • Reports Mar 17, 2020 | 6:08 PM 15

    Candidates 2020, 1: The unbeatables beaten

    Wang Hao and Ian Nepomniachtchi won fine games with Black as Ding Liren and Anish Giri, who had both gone all 14 rounds unbeaten in their previous Candidates Tournaments, got off to a bad start in Yekaterinburg. There were tense ...

  • Reports Mar 5, 2020 | 12:02 PM 1

    Lausanne Grand Prix 1-3: Harika beats Ju Wenjun

    Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun was ground down in Round 3 of the Lausanne Women’s Grand Prix as India’s Harika Dronavalli joined a 5-player leading pack on 2/3. Anna Muzychuk scored the day’s most spectacular victory, gaining a ...

  • Reports Feb 28, 2020 | 8:47 AM 2

    New "Beast from Baku" Suleymanli wins Aeroflot

    14-year-old Azerbaijan IM Aydin Suleymanli is the shock winner of the 2020 Aeroflot Open. The 71st seed finished on 6.5/9 and had better tiebreaks than Rinat Jumabayev, Rauf Mamedov and Aravindh. It was a second grandmaster norm ...

  • Reports Feb 21, 2020 | 7:45 PM 19

    Prague Masters: Firouzja wins 1st supertournament

    16-year-old Alireza Firouzja has won the 2020 Prague Masters after beating Vidit 2:0 in a blitz playoff. It took immense fighting spirit and some help from the universe as Firouzja survived a lost position against David Anton to ...


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