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youngglor ♡ 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Quick question... I was just wondering, what is the london system?
caldazar ♡ 15 ( +1 | -1 )
See the post on the London System below. It's basically a 1. d4 opening where White plays Bf4 before bolstering his center with an e3 pawn advance.
sxyvoice ♡ 29 ( +1 | -1 )
London System London System

According to...

1. d4 Nf6
2. Nf3
3. Bf4

White holds the centre and develops quickly, attacking on either side as the opportunity arises.

janpot ♡ 101 ( +1 | -1 )
The London System Hi! I recently mail-ordered Garry Lane's 'Ideas behind Modern Chess Openings', a bit of a misleading title. It only considers 'The London System' (thus, only for 1.d4-players!). I'm not yet studying it, but -at least- I feel rather deceived, because of the book's title. Fortunately I'm -in general- a 1.d4-player. I hope this book is worth its money. Anyone here knows it? Comments very welcome!

On its way in the Post is Angus Dunnington's 'Attacking with 1.d4'. I have a hunch that it's much more comprehensive than Garry Lane's London System. Waiting for Santa Claus, disguised as Santa claus -and he DOES indeed always ring twice- to deliver it any day now.
Since I bought several books over my head, or not worth a penny, I only mail-order books now of which I've read at least two critical, independent reviews by the likes of Jeremy Silman, John Watson, John donaldson, Randy Bauer (all at Silman's website).


Jan Pot
janpot ♡ 25 ( +1 | -1 )
London system, etc. Sorry friends! I've made a seriuous error in my former post. The phrase, of course, should read: The POSTMAN disguised as Santa Claus, instead of the silly The Santa Claus disguised as Santa Claus. Apology granted, please?
achillesheel ♡ 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Janpot I too prefer 1.d4. So far I have played only the gambit---looking to expand after another 50 or so games with the gambit. I am curious to get your reaction to Dunnington's book once the postman/Santa arrives. Thx.