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Re: Reccomended way to meet the London system
Reply #2 - 10/08/08 at 00:43:48
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1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 d5 3.e3 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 is pretty good. It's not so clear that the bishop on f4 is better than on c1 compared to the QGD (with colours reversed). There is also 4...cxd4 5.exd4 Nc6 which might transpose to an innocent variation of the C-K (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 and 4.Nf3 is not the best move). If White plays 4.c3 Black may try Qb6 5.Qb3 c4 - an idea that players of the London like to play themselves.
Another option is 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 with a quick ...Ne4 and evt. ...f5 to follow.
  

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Re: Reccomended way to meet the London system
Reply #1 - 10/07/08 at 23:17:46
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Chessmoby wrote on 10/07/08 at 18:21:02:
I have been playing 1...Nf6 and after f4 c5 [Editor's Note: Kindly edit your posts before uploading, thanks] but I think there must be a better method.

any repetoire outlines? i have actually scored pretty poorly in practise against this system. ie i actually won a piece because my opponent blundered but he then conjured up a scary kingside attack using olny 2 rooks and a pawn, how can that work, i checked the analysis later on fritz and it suggests that i was wrong to take the piece but it wasnt even a sacrifice, my opponent admitted that he just thought he blundered!

What strategic themes are central to the opening and how should I exploit its weaknesses as a black player
thanks


Start by aquiring the following work:

WIN WITH THE LONDON SYSTEM by (Sverre Johnsen & Vlatko Kovacevic)

You will probably find more detailed answers therein, then follow that purchase with another on anti d4 systems such as d4 deviations by cox or Beating Annoying d pawn Openings by Martin.

No need to thank me.

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Reccomended way to meet the London system
10/07/08 at 18:21:02
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I have been playing 1...Nf6 and after f4 c5 but i think there must be a better method.

any repetoire outlines? i have actually scored pretty poorly in practise against this system. ie i actually won a piece because my opponent blundered but he then conjured up a scary kingside attack using olny 2 rooks and a pawn, how can that work, i checked the analysis later on fritz and it suggests that i was wrong to take the piece but it wasnt even a sacrifice, my opponent admitted that he just thought he blundered!

what strategic themes are central to the opening and how should i exploit its weaknesses as a black player
thanks
  
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