GM Repertoire: Fighting the Italian – GM Jan Gustafsson

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In this video series, Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson deals with the Italian Opening (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4), an old opening that has recently exploded in popularity at the very highest level.

He provides a complete repertoire for Black, with the main focus on facing the Giuoco Piano, including such famous tries as the Evans Gambit.


Learn a complete repertoire against the Italian Opening!

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Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson welcomes you to his new video series on the Italian, the hugely popular chess opening that begins 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4.


  1. Introducing the Italian Opening
  2. 3…Bc5 or 3…Nf6?
  3. Introducing the Giuoco Piano
  4. 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d5 intro and 8.Re1/8.Nbd2
  5. 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d5 7.exd5 Nxd5 8.a4!?
  6. 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.h3, 6.Bb3 and other ways to delay c3
  7. c3-d3-Bg5, c3-d3-Nbd2 and early b2-b4s
  8. 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4
  9. 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5
  10. 4.d4 and 5.d4 gambits
  11. The Evans Gambit 4.b4
  12. The symmetrical Italian

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03:09:10 h





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