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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