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The Queen’s Pawn games are a series of openings in which, after 1.d4 d5, White does without the advance c2-c4 in the early stages of the game or even completely. This may mean less pressure being put on Black’s position, but in return White is mostly able to deploy his forces without disruption. One very popular system, above all among amateurs, is, e. g., the rapid development of the Nf3 and Bf4, the London System. White’s setup is apparently simple: e3, Bd3, Nbd2 and c3 are meant to follow. If necessary, h3 will create a retreat square on h2 for the Bf4, so as to be able to avoid a threatened exchange after ...Nh5. An additional attraction of White’s setup is that it can be employed not only after 1.d4 d5, but against almost all black setups after 1.d4.
Tactic Toolbox London System
On this DVD, Simon Williams shows all the complications in the London System one has to know as White, giving you the tactical tools for a successful practice – the player who knows the typical motifs has an advantage over the board.
by Simon Williams
The London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded
Over the last couple of years nearly all the world’s elite grandmasters have been employing the London System, and in this video-course Simon Williams shows what we can learn from their practice. The “Ginger GM“ takes a look at all the latest developments
On this DVD GM Yannick Pelletier offers Black a repertoire against the London System that you can employ no matter which opening (Systems with d5, systems with g6, Queen’s Indian, Queen’s Gambit, Benoni, Benko, Dutch) you usually play against 1.d4 followe
by Yannick Pelletier
The Accelerated London with 2.Bf4
On this DVD Nigel Davies explores these fascinating plans which give the London System a lot of bite and offer scope for creativity.