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The London System with 2.Bf4

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-590-2
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

‘Why bother learning hundreds of complex variations and keeping up with the latest theory when you can play a simple yet deadly opening - the London System with 2.Bf4. In this DVD I take you through all the main ideas and setups that you need in order to gain a very exciting yet well founded opening game with the White pieces. The most important thing in my teaching is to keep things simple yet aggressive. This DVD concentrates on plans that will help you gain victory quickly. A perfect opening for the player with little time on his hands. Carlsen has started to play this opening regularly, now I share his secrets with you.

• Video running time: 6 h 54 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Exclusive database with more than 50 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Sample video

Contents

  1. 01: Introduction [07:28]
  2. Part 1: 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4
  3. 02: Move Order - Why 2.Bf4 - Video Analysis [11:10]
  4. 03: Common Ideas for White Part 1 - Video Anaylsis [17:17]
  5. 04: Common Ideas for White Part 2 - Video Analysis [10:35]
  6. 05: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Be7 7.Bd3/Ne5 - Game 1: White attacks with Bd3 - Gogolis,A - Wunsch,R [21:04]
  7. 06: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Be7 7.Bd3 0-0 8.Ne5 Re8 - Game 2: White attacks with Bd3 - Ortega,L - Schuster,G [11:31]
  8. 07: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Be7 7.Bd3 0-0 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.dxe5 Nd7 10.h4 - Game 3: White attacks with Bd3 - Navara,D - Broekmeulen,J [08:30]
  9. 08: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Be7 7.Bd3 Nbd7 - Game 4: White attacks with Bd3 - Vladimir Kovacevic - Hans Ree [09:30]
  10. 09: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Bd6 7.Bg3 0-0 8.Bd3 Qe7 9.Ne5 Nd7 10.Nxd7 - Game 5: White attacks with Bd3 - Kamsky,G - Shankland,S [24:00]
  11. 10: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Bd6 7.Bg3 0-0 8.Bd3 b6 9.Ne5/e4 - Game 6: White attacks with Bd3 - Karjakin,S - Adams,M [08:35]
  12. 11: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Bd6 7.Bg3 0-0 8.Bd3 b6 9.e4 - Game 7: White attacks with Bd3 - Grischuk,A - Nakamura,H [18:18]
  13. 12: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Ngf3 Bd6 7.Bg3 0-0 8.Bd3 b6 9.Qe2 - Game 8: Kamsky's idea - Kamsky,G - Goganov,A [19:03]
  14. 13: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 e6 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.Bxd6 Qxd6 8.f4 - Game 9: The positional approach - Kramnik,V - Grandelius,N [11:21]
  15. 14: 2...Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.c3 Bd6 5.Bxd6 Qxd6 6.f4 - Game 10: The positional approach - Williams,S - Fontaine,Q [05:41]
  16. 15: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 Qb6 6.Qb3 - Game 11: Black plays an early ... Qb6 - Prie,E - Congiu,M [13:29]
  17. 16: 2...Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nd2 cxd4 6.exd4 Bf5 7.Qb3 Qc8 8.Ngf3 e5 9.Nh4 - Game 12: Black takes on d4 - Carlsen,M - Wojtaszek,R [12:27]
  18. 17: 2...c5 3.e4 - Game 13: White plays a gambit - Berkes,F - Prohaszka,P [08:58]
  19. Part 2: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 - Fianchetto systems
  20. 18: Introduction - King's Indian and Grünfeld setups - Video Analysis [10:08]
  21. 19: 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.h4 0-0 6.h5 Nxh5 7.Rxh5 gxh5 8.Qxh5 - Game 14: An early exchange sacrifice - Zhao Xue - Li,Y [07:47]
  22. 20: 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.h4 c5 6.Nb5 Na6 - Game 15: Black plays c5 - Karjakin,S - Safarli,E [08:47]
  23. 21: 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.h4 h5 6.Nb5 Na6 7.Nf3 c6 8.Nc3 - Game 16: Black meets h4 with ...h5 - Matlakov,M - Rakhmanov,A [09:32]
  24. 22: 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Qd2 Nc6 6.0-0-0 - Game 17: Pirc setup - Mamedov,R - Grischuk,A
  25. 23: 2...d6 or 1...d6 - Move order details - Kamsky,G - Morozevich,A [09:46]
  26. Part 3: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 - Queen's Indian and Nimzo-Indian setups and the Dutch
  27. 24: Introduction [10:15]
  28. 25: 2...e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.e3 b6 5.c3 Bb7 6.h3 - Game 18: White fights against the Nimzo - Kamsky,G - Gundavaa,B [20:49]
  29. 26: 2...e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.e3 b6 5.c3 Bb7 6.h3/Nbd2 - Game 19: White fights against the Nimzo - Kamsky,G - Leko,P [07:09]
  30. 27: 2...e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.c3 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Bd3 b6 7.Qe2 Bb7 8.Nbd2 Qc8 9.h4 - Game 20: h4 against the Nimzo - Pavel Blatny - Oliver Sutter [10:00]
  31. 28: 2...c5 3.e3 Qb6 4.Nc3 Qxb2 5.Nb5 Nd5 - Game 21: Why White does not play e3 - Kamsky,G - Ivanchuk,V [08:17]
  32. 29: 2...c5 3.d5 b5 4.a4 Bb7 5.e4 - Game 22: ...c5 and ...b5 - Kamsky,G - Kramnik,V [08:29]
  33. 30: 2...c5 3.d5 Qb6 4.Nc3 Qxb2/e6 - Game 22: The critical line - Hebden,M - Bao,Q [14:54]
  34. 31: 2...e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.e3 Qb6 - Game 23: Black plays an early ...Qb6 - Kosic,D - Rindlisbacher,J [07:08]
  35. 32: 1...f5 2.Bg5 - Game 24: White fights against the Dutch - Miso Cebalo - Evgeni Vasiukov [05:50]
  36. 33: Conclusion [02:51]
  37. Test
  38. 34: Test 1 [03:05]
  39. 35: Test 2 [03:19]
  40. 36: Test 3 [02:41]
  41. 37: Test 4 [00:46]
  42. 38: Test 5 [01:56]
  43. 39: Test 6 [02:02]
  44. 40: Test 7 [00:56]
  45. 41: Test 8 [01:01]
  46. 42: Test 9 [01:06]
  47. 43: Test 10 [01:07]
  48. 44: Test 11 [01:08]
  49. 45: Test 12 [04:26]
  50. 46: Test 13 [02:03]
  51. 47: Test 14 [02:29]
  52. 48: Test 15 [01:15]
  53. 49: Test 16 [07:14]
  54. 50: Test 17 [02:37]
  55. 51: Test 18 [03:08]
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