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.
If you’ve got the time now to work on a complete opening repertoire you may want to check out Jan’s Lifetime Repertoires: Jan Gustafsson’s 1.e4 e5 with our friends at Chessable, or for a solid and healthy complete repertoire here on chess24 you might also enjoy Jon Ludvig Hammer’s Play 1.e4: A Complete White Repertoire and his new Hammer’s Openings for Black.
Jan’s Opening Clinic is your chance to ask an expert about any chess opening topic that bothers you, whether it’s a specific line of your favourite opening or you need some general advice on how to approach one of the toughest parts of chess.
The format is simple:
- Go Premium, if you’re not already – the voucher code STAYATHOME will give you 40% off!
- Leave a question for Jan in the comments section under this article – one per person, please, so Jan will be able to answer them all
- Catch Jan’s weekly updates on our Shows page, where he’ll answer a batch of around 10 questions each week. The first show is provisionally planned for release this Friday 8th April
If you’re new to the Opening Clinic and unsure of the format, or simply missed the last video, check out this final update on the previous clinic:
Jan’s Opening Clinic 25, Part 6: Season finale!
You can find all the questions Jan was asked back then under this article, and his earlier answers are here: Part 1, Parts 2-3, Part 4, Part 5. In the 1 hour 19 minute season finale Jan answered more user questions, including what to do against Bent Larsen’s 1.b3 – perhaps a topical question for anyone who’s enjoyed playing through the 1970 Match of the Century games with computer analysis, including the stunning Larsen-Spassky.
To ask your question you need simply leave your question at chess24 under article.