A Repertoire Against 1.Nf3, 1.c4 and 1.g3 – GM Jan Gustafsson

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A Repertoire Against 1.Nf3, 1.c4 and 1.g3 – GM Jan Gustafsson

This is a repertoire for Black against 1.Nf3, 1.c4 and 1.g3, building on Jan’s four-part repertoire against 1.d4. It will fill in all the gaps to give the viewer a complete plan for what to do against all the closed games.

Goals

To be able to navigate the Nf3/c4/g3 jungle with confidence, while knowing how to tame dangerous animals such as the King’s Indian Attack, the Neo-Catalan and 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4.

Chapter Outline:

1-Introduction
Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson introduces his video series on how to deal with 1.Nf3, 1.c4 and 1.g3.

2-What this series is about
This is a full repertoire against 1.Nf3, 1.c4 and 1.g3, but can also be considered Part 5 of Jan’s repertoire against 1.d4, since it fills in all the gaps Black needs to be able to handle any kind of “closed” game. Jan explains his approach, the transpositions it involves and what move orders to pay attention to.

3-The King’s Indian Attack
The King’s Indian Attack – essentially White playing the King’s Indian Defence but with an extra tempo – has been a popular choice for decades. How can we defend against it?

4-The Neo Catalan with 6.b3 – Part 1
The line 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.0-0 Be7 5.c4 0-0 6.b3 keeps gaining in popularity. Black needs to know what to do about it!

5-The Neo Catalan with 6.b3 – Part 2
After 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.0-0 Be7 5.c4 0-0 6.b3 b6, a common plan for White is to play slowly with e3, Nc3 and Qe2. We look at some antidotes!

6-1.Nf3 Systems with e3 b3 and c4
Move orders such as 1.Nf3 d5 2.b3, 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.b3 and 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.b3 can be quite tricky. In this video we’re going to see how to deal with them.

7-1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.e5
Jan explains the intricacies of the “Anti-Nimzo” 3.e4, starting with the trendy line 4.cxd5 exd5 5.e5.

8-1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.e5
4.e5 is a pretty serious attempt to cause trouble. Focus!

9-Odds and Ends
Wrapping up with some stuff we haven’t covered yet, including 1.g3 and 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3.


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03:11:45 h

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