Jan's Opening Clinic 19: Part 2
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Jan's Opening Clinic 19: Part 2

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson continues to answer the questions posed in his 19th Opening Clinic. His latest batch of answers deals with the chess opening doubts of 15 chess24 Premium users, two of whom asked about the King's Gambit. As you might imagine, Jan had some sobering words, and concluded, "I'm making a lot of friends in the King's Gambit community!"




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    US Champs 4-5: Caruana hits the wall

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  • Reports Apr 22, 2018 | 11:01 AM 42

    Shamkir Chess 2-3: Why all the draws?

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  • Reports Apr 21, 2018 | 2:43 PM 2

    US Champs 3: Caruana hits the front, again

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  • Reports Apr 20, 2018 | 3:24 PM 2

    US Champs 2: Fabi on fire | So & Akobian lead

    Fabiano Caruana blew Aleksandr Lenderman off the board in just 23 moves as he got his first win of the 2018 US Championship, but Wesley So and Varuzhan Akobian beat Alexander Onischuk and Awonder Liang to stay in the lead on a pe...

  • Reports Apr 20, 2018 | 7:54 AM 0

    Shamkir Round 1: Carlsen and Mamedyarov draw

    The big showdown between two-time winners Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov ended in anti-climax on Thursday as the 2018 Gashimov Memorial began in Shamkir with five draws. A sharp opening led only to mass exchanges and an...

  • Reports Apr 19, 2018 | 10:41 AM 22

    US Champs 1: So wins as Naka and Fabi struggle

    Wesley So thanked the Lord “because wins don’t come often for me nowadays” as he beat Yaroslav Zherebukh with Black to get his US Championship defence off to a good start. The other stars struggled and drew, with 15-year-old Awon...

  • General Apr 18, 2018 | 3:06 PM 9

    US Chess Championships start today

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  • Reports Apr 16, 2018 | 4:18 PM 49

    Prodigy watch, Short’s Bangkok blues & more

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  • Reports Apr 11, 2018 | 5:42 PM 3

    Diego Flores wins the Dubai Open

    35-year-old 5-time Argentinian Champion Diego Flores has won the $13,000 first prize in the 2018 Dubai Open after beating Ganguly in a dramatic final game. The Indian GM had been leading by a full point with two rounds to go, but...

  • Reports Apr 10, 2018 | 11:04 AM 29

    Fabi again! 7 conclusions from GRENKE Chess 2018

    Fabiano Caruana just can’t stop winning. There was an overwhelming sense of déjà vu as he beat Nikita Vitiugov with Black in the final round to win the GRENKE Chess Classic by a full point with a +4 score, just as he’d won the Ca...

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