The London System | Basic Plans, Ideas & Strategies | Chess Openings | IM Andrey Ostrovskiy

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The London System is a Queen’s Pawn Opening that can be used as a common defensive strategy against black. It is an opening that can be played by chess players who don`t want to learn too much opening theory and this opening is not only played by beginners. Even Magnus Carlsen played it several times.

In this video, IM Andrey Ostrovskiy is sharing with you some of the major ideas and plans in the London System. The main focus of this video is on the basic ideas, strategies and plans for both sides in the different lines.

There are several possibilities to reach the London System. For example with the following move orders:

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4


1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bf4

White builds up a rock-solid center and develops the bishop actively before playing e3 and c3. Afterwards white can develop his light-squared bishop and get castled.

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  1. hi Andrey ich finde es toll das du im viedeo alles am live brett erklärst tolles viedeo mach weiter so

  2. Do one on the Vienna system and gambit plz???

  3. Sir please tell me. How can grandmasters remembered the exact position played in many early games ??

  4. I mean if they memorized any game then they knew any position of the game after so many years. How it can be even possible for them..??? Sir please tell me

  5. And sir please also tell me how can I memorize any game so that I can never forget it…???

  6. What board is this you are using? It’s very nice

  7. I wouldn't recommend playing Nf3 until the opponent has played E6. Bd3 definitely before Nf3.

  8. if the topic i'm looking for can be found on chessfactor, i don't look anywhere else. thanks for your efforts and greeting from istanbul guys!

  9. Very clear. I'm looking forward to the follow up on the London.

  10. Master what do you think about 1 d4 d5 2 Kf3 Kf6 3 Bf4 e6 4 e3 Bd6 Greetings

  11. I have been playing the London on both sides of the board. Is that acceptable?

  12. Hallo sir. I love your video. It's been very helpful for me. By the way could you also please upload the london system against king's indian defense? I normally have hard time there because black just took away the e5 square.

  13. easily the best chess instructor, channel, and program on the internet. articulate and concise. well done!

  14. any anti london system for black ! pls make a video against london system

  15. Excellent lesson — very well explained! Thank you — very much appreciated…

  16. Is the London system found in the website opening courses

  17. I am studying and playing this system exclusively. He has done a very good job covering it. I might talk about black attacking the dark square bishop but perhaps only the engine does that to me.

    That and the weakness of the king to be bishop and queen attacks due to BF4 and C5.

    Also why this move order and not 2. Bf4 would be good to discuss.

    Look forward to other videos 👍

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