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How about learning a few basic tips on the London System from a GM? You can play any number of games and test different ideas, as far as PDF could refer to Minute-Seconds marks in the video, and thereby be a handy. What is the London System? The London System is one of the safest and most solid methods of handling the White pieces. Basically, we play a. Slav a move up, . Win with the. London System. W. ANIE. Sverre Johnsen and. Vlatko Kovačević. Dynamic new approaches to make your opponents crumble!.
Rxe6 Capablanca later played a game that was a good advert for it against Yates in , where again dark square dominance was a theme. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. Nd2 Qxc5 9.
General Ideas and Options for the London System?
Nb3 Qb6 Be5 e6 Nb5 Ne8 Bxg7 Nxg7 Nc3 Nc6 Bd3 f5 Qd2 Ne5 Be2 Nc4 Bxc4 dxc4 Qd4 Qc7 Qc5 Qxc5 Nxc5 b6 N5a4 Rb8 O-O-O b5 Nc5 Rb6 N3xa4 Rc6 Kb2 Nf6 Rd2 a5 Rhd1 Nd5 Nd3 Rb7 Ne5 Rcc7 Rd4 Kg7 Rxe4 Rb5 Rc4 Rxc4 Nxc4 Bd7 Nc3 Rc5 Ne4 Rb5 Ned6 Rc5 Nb7 Rc7 Nbxa5 Bb5 Nd6 Bd7 Nac4 Ra7 Ne4 h6 Ne5 Ra8 Rc1 Bf7 Rc6 Bg8 Nc5 Re8 Ra6 Re7 Ka3 Bf7 Kb2 Nd4 Ra6 Be8 Nd6 Bb5 Ra5 Bf1 Ra8 g5 Re8 Rc7 Rd8 Nc6 Kc3 Bb7 Kd4 Bc8 Ne8 Nd8 Nf3 d6 3.
Bf4 Nbd7 4. Bd3 Bg7 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Rxh5 gxh5 Ndf3 e5 O-O-O After this initial enthusiasm, the trail goes cold for a while, warming up with the intervention of David Bronstein.
Black can hope to make a point about the early development of the Bishop by attacking b2. One thing that I got out of looking at London games by Bronstein and others is the paradoxical power of doubled pawns. Sometimes Qb3 Qb6 Qxb6 axb6 or the same with a swap on b3 showed the doubled pawns as a weakness, but sometimes the open a-file and chances to break twice with the b-pawn proved stronger. The creative Bronstein can be found on both sides of the argument.
Nbd2 d5 5. Qb3 O-O 8. Qxb6 axb6 9. Bc7 Nfd7 Bb5 Na6 Bg3 Nf6 Be2 Rfc8 O-O Nc7 Rfe1 Ne6 Be5 Bc6 Rac1 b5 Bd1 Bh6 Bc2 Ne4 Nxe4 dxe4 Nd2 f5 Nxc4 Ra6 Na3 Nc7 Bd1 Nd5 Be2 Ra5 Nc3 Bg7 Bxg7 Kxg7 Ra1 b6 Rab1 Nd6 Rxb3 Ba8 Rb4 Rc7 Na4 b5 Nc5 Rca7 Rxb1 Ra2 Kf1 Bd5 Ke1 Nb7 Bd1 Ra5 Bc2 h5 Kc3 Bc6 Bxe4 Nxc5 Bxc6 Na6 Rf1 Nb8 Bd5 Ra5 Be4 e6 Bc6 Nb8 Bh1 Kf7 Nf3 Nf6 3.
Bf4 c5 4. Qb3 Nc6 6. Bb5 Bb7 Nbd2 a6 Ba4 Nd5 Bh2 Nb6 Nc4 Nxc4 Bc2 Nb8 Nd2 Bg5 Rhf1 Bf4 Kb2 exf4 Ne4 Rhd8 Rxd7 Rxd7 Nxc5 Rc7 Ne4 Rd7 Bg1 Bh6 Nxb7 Kxb7 Bxd7 Kxd7 Ra1 Nxf6 Rxa6 Nd5 Ra7 e3 White's pieces tend to come to the same sorts of squares each game, it concentrates on some fairly simple aims in the opening fast, solid development, central occupation and there isn't much theory on it because there are no sharp lines. To some extent, these advantages are all also disadvantages!
White's pieces tend to come to the same sorts of squares each game, so it should be easy to predict and counter.
It concentrates on some fairly simple aims in the opening fast, solid develoopment, central occupation which can be met happily with the same sorts of strategy. There isn't much theory on it because there are no sharp lines, which means Black shouldn't struggle either to find a decent line against it nor to equalise. So much, so general.
In practice, passive or too-simple play by Black can lead to trouble, and, with a space or development advantage, White can attack happily on either side of the board. I've lost and struggled against the London throughout my chess career, and watched Peter Lane formerly of this parish have some real walk-throughs against strong players with this system.
It all depends on what ideas you can bring to the game. Magnus Carlsen brings more to a game than most, and he can beat top Grandmasters with the London. John Cox had a superb introduction to 'Dealing with d4 Deviations': I begged Everyman Chess to let me write this book. All my chess-playing life I have had a terrible record against these feeble variants, as I saw them.
The final straw was being utterly slaughtered by Richard Pert in a London league match in the 4 e3 line in Chapter 9. I wanted the incentive to study them and give myself the opportunity to put this right.
And for me, it's worked splendidly.
I believe I have really learned something about these systems, and if I am able to pass on to the reader the confidence I have now gained myself, then the job will have been well done.
I think it's worth examining why I used to do so badly against these systems. Dealing with these openings successfully is a matter of psychological approach among other things — it's not by chance that every work from Black's point of view called them 'annoying' or some synonym.
I set out what I now feel were my main failings in this area in the hope others might recognize some of theirs and be inspired to remedy them at less cost in points than I managed. You just play chess, right? Develop the pieces and equalize. I remember Grandmaster Vlatko Kovacevic playing the Colle against me back before databases. I had no idea this was his customary weapon of mass destruction, and I thought I must have sat down at the wrong board.
A GM playing 3 e3?? With that attitude, it won't surprise you to learn I got torched on the kingside around about move Only the fact that the game was played in a comparatively minor event has saved me from appearing in every Colle book since on the wrong end of a classic White crush.
Time has mercifully obscured the details, but I know I went Pretty soon a knight appeared on e5 and I didn't seem to be able to shift it. Shortly after that, either the h- or the g-pawn arrived on the premises. That wasn't the only such debacle, either; every time my opponent played one of these vile things I was behind on the clock as I worked on my conception of the wheel, and just as you'd expect some of my wheels came out square.
Hopefully the remedy to this is obvious — you hold it in your hands. A good chess education, in fact. John Cox And a little tribute to England's most notable exponent of the system: It personally brings back some memories of Michael Franklin at some quickplays in London I used to play at.
A very strong player, and a very frustrating player to play against. Imagine fantastic quality Staunton sets, and that horrid London system bishop cutting across the diagonal, just waiting with its little cutesy pigeon hole on h2 made by the h3 move, to puncture the opponents pawn structure etc - and kill all the enthusiasm of the up and coming young players.
If you imagine Michael Franklin as a kind of chess Dracula, sucking all the enthusiasm and counterplay out of the position and his opponents, you begin to feel the nature of the opening and the people that really excel at using it.
And yes even with a minority attack, those sorts of players will just wait to pounce on any weaknesses you dare create on the Queenside. They literally look forward to you entertaining them trying to attack them anywhere waiting to pounce on weaknesses created Tryfon Gavriel Let's look at some specific lines.
London main lines with 1. Bf4 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 6.
Qxd3 Bd6 7. Bxd6 Qxd Conversely, Black may do best by playing an early Two Knights Variation This was reckoned to be the perfect defence against the London because of the line [Event "? Qb3 c4 7. Qc2 7. Qxb6 axb6 8. Na3 Ra5 Rxa3 9. Bf5 8. Qc1 8.
Now if Qc2 Bf5! So, rather than suffer the indignity of Qc2 Bf5!
Qc1, White might take on b6. After 9. Na3 Black should probably keep the Knight out of b5 with Ra5, but if I had this with Black I would be strongly tempted by Tony Miles then started introducing the London with 2. Bf4 c5 3. Qb3 c4 6. Qc2 Bf5 7. Qxf5 Qxb2 8. Kf3 Nf6 Qxc4 Qxa1 Qb3 O-O-O Bb5 Na5 Qc2 a6 Bd3 e5 Bxe5 Nd7 Bf4 Be7 Nh3 g5 Bf4, and it is in this form that it has become most popular recently.
However, Eric Prie wrote a scathing review of this book, saying it disregards or under-emphasises the best lines for Black.
Bf4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Qc8 8. Be2 e6 9. O-O Be7 Nbd2 O-O Rac1 Ne4 Rfe1 h6 Nxe4 Bxe4 Ne5 Bg5 Nxc6 Qxc6 Bxg5 hxg5 Qd1 Ne7 Bg4 Bf5 Bf3 Rc8 Qb3 f6 Ng4 Nc6 Qd1 Nb4 Ne3 dxc4 Nxf5 exf5 Be2 b5 Rc1 Na2 Bf4 c5 Nf6 3. Bb5 5. Nc3 e5 6.
Bg5 Be6 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8.
Qf3 Qa5 9. Bb5 O-O-O Nge2 Rg8 Bxc6 bxc6 O-O-O hxg4 Qxf6 Qc7 Qf3 Bxg4 Qxf7 d4 Qh7 Bf5 Qh6 dxc3 Rxd1 Rg8 Ne4 Kb7 Kxd1 Qh7 Kd2 Kc7 Kc3 Bg6 Kb3 Bf7 Kc3 Be6 Kb3 Kc6 Kc3 Kb6 Kb3 a6 Kc3 Bg4 Kb2 a5 Nc3 a6 3.
Nf6 4. Nc3 Qf5 6. Qd2 cxd4 7. Nb5 e5 8. Nxa8 exf4 O-O-O Be6 Ne2 Bc5 Nxf4 Bxa2 Qe3 Bd6 Rxd4 Nxd4 Qxd4 Qe5 Bxd6 Qxd6 5. Likewise, another attempt to better use the tempo spent on Nf3 is seen in the line 1.
Bf4 Nf6 3. Nd2 rather than 5.
Nf3 Qb6 6. Qb3 c4 7. Qc2 Bf5 8. Qc1 e6 which was advocated for Black in How to Beat 1. Whether these twists actually afford something tangible remains to be seen, but the authors deserve credit for finding new ideas on well-trodden ground. If you already play the London or are looking for an all-purpose system except maybe against The team author concept works well here where Norwegian amateur Johnsen provides the organization and communication skills and veteran Croatian GM Kovacevic a lifetime of experience and analytical skills.
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Whether you want to prepare for your next beach game, a more serious encounter, your next club tournament, or the international GM event, this is a pretty good use of 30 minutes. London System Powerbook What is the trend in the London System?
To play with or without Nf3? You can find the answers in the completely new powerbook - based on more than games, most of them sourced in the engine room of playchess. In the window above you have buttons for the following functions hover with the mouse for info: Were you able to beat the program?London main lines with 1.
Rxd6 Qxd6 Nh4 Bd6 Rg4 Nf5 Bb3 cxb2 Winning way 1 - know more about what you're playing than your opponent, especially if he still thinks there's less to know than there actually is. Nf3 d6 3. Qc2 Qe6 Nc4 Nfd7 Nb3 c4