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London System 2 Nf3 & 3 Bf4, Neo-London System 2 Bf4 inc. Jobova-Prié Attack [A45-48, D00, D02]
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1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.Nbd2!?
After 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 Nc6, what do you think about the move 5.Nbd2(!?)?
a) It looks at first that this is just bad due to 5...Qb6 and after 6.dxc5! Qxb2 6.Rb1 (not in any source ...

Started 07/24/11 at 04:22:19 by Anonymous3
4 4148 Last Post 06/05/19 at 04:56:46
By: MicahSmith
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Das Londoner System (ChessBase DVD, in German)
Bit of a lengthy one (12 hr.), by IM/WGM Elisabeth Pähtz.  Says she's been intensively involved with the London for two years.

Started 12/22/18 at 17:00:03 by kylemeister
5 1766 Last Post 03/17/19 at 10:01:34
By: TD
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How to handle this new development in the london?
I cannot post youtube links yet so if you search youtube for a video titled: Learn the London System: Latest Developments!!!!
around 14:30 in the video Simon Williams shows a novelty Jordan van F...

Started 10/10/18 at 23:23:28 by Zenchess
3 1680 Last Post 10/11/18 at 12:18:44
By: RdC
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London system move order
I've seen advocacy of the 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 move order.
But as a defender against such systems, why does it not declare in advance the London system in the way that 1.d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 doesn't? Amongs...

Started 05/25/13 at 23:09:09 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Annoying responses to London (incl. 1st move)
I have been wondering what the most annoying response to the London (in the sense that it produces non-London positions that the London player will be unfamiliar with) is. Besides the extreme options ...

Started 04/16/16 at 05:52:28 by Bonsai
5 3161 Last Post 04/19/16 at 10:01:53
By: RdC
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New Fritz Trainer: 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 in 60 minutes
Chessbase just released a new Fritz Trainer by GM Henrik Danielsen which focuses on double d-pawn London systems.
I'm curren...

Started 04/08/12 at 12:31:39 by atticus
7 9962 Last Post 10/07/15 at 14:59:24
By: Mainline_Novelty
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Important London Move Order
1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 e6 and now
A) If 4.Nf3 c5, 5.c3 is the most common reply but I think this allows Black easy equality with 5...Bd6 6.Bg3 (Prie has shown Ne5 to be dubious in this type of po...

Started 08/24/15 at 00:34:22 by Anonymous3
5 3366 Last Post 08/25/15 at 09:36:54
By: RdC
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c3/c4 and/or Be2/Bd3
Not a very clear subject line; sorry. I'm wondering if someone could explain the factor(s) determining when we should play c3 or c4 in the London, and when to play Be2 or Bd3. All of those moves show ...

Started 05/16/15 at 14:30:03 by tewald
1 1892 Last Post 05/21/15 at 10:26:14
By: RdC
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Grünfeld Set-up against the London
Hi all,
in the following Grünfeld set-up main lines against the London
1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.Nbd2 Nh5 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Ne1
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both Johnson

Started 05/11/14 at 19:02:01 by Horse Badorties
7 4834 Last Post 01/28/15 at 15:30:32
By: Pcal
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New playable London System eBook
The new-style playable London System eBook has just been uploaded. Get it while it's hot!! Wink

Started 06/04/09 at 15:26:01 by GMTonyKosten
5 9131 Last Post 10/29/14 at 17:47:50
By: GMTonyKosten
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September 2014 update
After 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5 3.e4!? dxe4 4.d5 Nf6 5.Nc3, Richard Palliser gives the move 5...g6 a "?!" due to 6.Nb5! Na6 7.d6!. However, I don't see compensation for White after 7...Be6!. This is similar to...

Started 09/16/14 at 02:58:59 by Anonymous3
7 3580 Last Post 09/24/14 at 13:17:08
By: GMTonyKosten
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Jobava - Prié Attack
I am a happy subscriber of Chess Publishing, but I have a question.
In which pdf ebook may I find the Jobava - Prié Attack? I was thinking the logical place was "Barry, BDG & Others", but I haven...

Started 04/13/14 at 23:02:26 by BABYBIRD
5 8446 Last Post 08/07/14 at 20:13:39
By: kylemeister
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London System Question
I recently faced the rare 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nc6 3.e3 f6!? in a tournament game. This is tricky and not as bad as it might seem at first. What is the best way for White to play against this? The game went ...

Started 01/27/14 at 00:12:35 by Anonymous3
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By: LostTactic
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Book about Queenpawns Game
Can anyone suggest me a book about the London System?

Started 06/13/13 at 12:11:07 by manfred89
5 2566 Last Post 06/13/13 at 14:39:39
By: Sylvester
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London System, 22 years, hmm
A game today reminded me of a previous game between the same players (which I've mentioned here as perhaps a model game for Black) ...

[pgn][Event "Los Angeles ch-USA"]
[Site ""]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Kamsky, Gata"]
[Black "Benjamin, Joel Lawrence"]
[Result "0-1"]
[NIC "QP 3.7"]
[ECO "A48"]
[PlyCount "86"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. h3 c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. exd4 O-O 8.

Started 05/07/13 at 22:02:59 by kylemeister
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By: kylemeister
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July update on the London System
Very nice!   Smiley

Started 08/05/12 at 16:16:40 by LeeRoth
6 4924 Last Post 12/28/12 at 16:28:15
By: kylemeister
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Best Setup Against the London System?
What's the best setup against the London System? I don't have much experience against it. I've played around with the KID (one of my opening repertoire) setup and the ...Nf6, e6, c5, Qb6, hitting on b...

Started 05/25/11 at 19:31:22 by Kanivakil
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36 37825 Last Post 07/26/12 at 09:39:10
By: Justinhorton
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London System-Morris Gambit Question
In the Morris Gambit (reversed Albin-Counter Gambit) of the London System (1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5 3.e4!?) I can't find how White can gain an advantage (or even reach equality) in the line 3...dxe4 4.d5 Nf6 ...

Started 05/09/12 at 06:11:08 by Anonymous3
8 5604 Last Post 05/14/12 at 20:02:14
By: Gambit
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Learning materials on The London System
I just had a quick look at what is available on The London System and I found:
-WIN WITH THE LONDON SYSTEM by Sverre Johnsen and Vlatko Kovacevic
-PLAY THE LONDON SYSTEM by Cyrus Lakdawala<b...

Started 05/11/12 at 14:43:12 by fairchess
1 2961 Last Post 05/11/12 at 15:36:09
By: BabySnake
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Against London-System
Hi all,
today I played against the London-System and I got a reasonable position, but White had always some pull. Of course, I used houdini to analyse - "skimread" - my game, but I feel, I didn´t...

Started 02/05/12 at 19:21:51 by gewgaw
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By: gewgaw
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