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cabassog

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Post Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:42 pm

London System

Anyone else a fan of the London System? Personally, I got to 1800 offline for blitz, 1700 for offline standard (US rating,) and 2000 here for tournament level (I really should upgrade my regular rating on here.)

For people who do not know what the London System is: It is a basic opening using white's Queen Pawn and then Bf4 (or after a few moves) which forces the game to the middle game. Due to not resulting in a closed game, it is also criticized and called the old man's system or boring system

As described by a Grandmaster and author of the main used book about the London System (Vlatko Kovačević):

"Basically the London is a set of solid lines where after 1.d4 White quickly develops his dark-squared bishop to f4 and normally bolsters his centre with [pawns on] c3 and e3 rather than expanding. Although it has the potential for a quick kingside attack, the white forces are generally flexible enough to engage in a battle anywhere on the board. Historically it developed into a system mainly from three variations:
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4."
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Reecemaxwe

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Post Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:55 pm

Re: London System

kool i'll like to try it out
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johncenaa

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:50 am

Re: London System

EVEN i play London system sometimes

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Reecemaxwe

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:59 am

Re: London System

I struggle with the London system... very complicated for me i dunno why :doh: :think: :think:
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johncenaa

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:08 am

Re: London System

maybe you would choose some other opening
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chris2011

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:55 pm

Re: London System

please tell me a good reply for c 20 black side @ chris
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Reecemaxwe

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:26 pm

Re: London System

yeah maybe i should... :think: :think: :think:
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chesscreator

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Post Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:37 am

Re: London System

cabassog wrote:Anyone else a fan of the London System? Personally, I got to 1800 offline for blitz, 1700 for offline standard (US rating,) and 2000 here for tournament level (I really should upgrade my regular rating on here.)


I think the London System is underrated. I prefer 2.Bf4 as it's more active than Nf3, and retains the option of f4 - if Black trades the dark square bishop - transposing into a superior Stonewall Attack (f4, then Nf3). Gata Kamsky used the London as his main opening, on his rise to becoming a GM; he still uses it on a regular basis, in rapidplays, simuls, etc.

Regards
Stephen
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