The London System (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos

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The London System (lemos Deep Dive) – Gm Damian Lemos

GM Damian Lemos

The London System is a chess opening that usually starts with the moves 1.d4 and 2.Bf4 (or 2.Nf3 first, followed by 3.Bf4) by White.

This flexible chess opening is a weapon that you can use against virtually any Black defense and thus comprises a smaller body of opening theory than many other openings.

The London System is one of the Queen’s Pawn chess openings where White begins with the move 1.d4, but doesn’t play the Queen’s Gambit. It normally results in a closed game.

About the Author:

Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina who has reached a rating of 2559 Elo.

Damian Lemos was no stranger to success from an early age, achieving the FIDE Master title at only 14 years old, International Master at 15, and Grandmaster at 18.

In his lessons, Damian works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected. By developing specifically-tailored training regimens for every one of his students, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches dream of.

If you want an opening system to call your own, one which you can force your opponents into and then outplay them with your expertise, master the London System with GM Lemos’ Deep Dive course!

The London System (Main Moves)

The most common move order in which the London System chess opening arises on the board is 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4.

The London System (lemos Deep Dive) – Gm Damian Lemos

The London System Opening – Main Variation

In this case, Black has responded to White’s first move 1.d4 with one of the most popular moves, which could lead to very complicated opening positions such as the King’s Indian Defense, Queen’s Indian Defense, Benko Gambit, Budapest Gambit, etc, but White’s second move 2.Bf4 immediately sets the stage for the London System instead.

Another common move order in which White could choose to develop the London System opening is 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4.

The London System (lemos Deep Dive) – Gm Damian Lemos

The London System Opening against 2… d5

This time, Black has responded to White’s first move with …d5, which can lead to some of the main lines of the Queen’s Gambit such as The Slav Defense, The Albin Counter-gambit, etc.

But White’s second and third moves avoid any of those well-known theoretical lines and sets the stage for The London System.

In this 9 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos reveals everything you need to know to gain space, control the game and start your devastating attack.

Black has only a few sensible ways to respond to this system and Damian gives you clear strategies for beating all of them!

This is the perfect opening for players who prefer to understand ideas rather than memorize endless variations. GM Damian Lemos explains the logic behind everything White is trying to achieve and illustrates each plan with superb memorable games from players like Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, and Alexander Grischuk.

Is this course for me?

If you want to learn a clever opening system that even Kramnik (2808 Elo) has now decided to turn to, The London System with GM Damian Lemos is the perfect course for you.

Here are some other reasons to learn the London System from GM Lemos:

1. You’ll learn his “caveman” technique for using the bishop pair to create terrifying attacks on
the kingside (it looks crude, but even GRANDMASTERS have lost to this “blitzkrieg” attack!)

2. GM Lemos will also show you how to play the system in a calm and positional manner with
absolutely no risk (perfect for slowly outplaying mega-tactical kids and other less experienced

3. You’ll discover the tactical method that British GM Tony Miles used to embarrass a GM
colleague in just 19 moves (GM Lemos gives you a whole bag of tactical ideas to keep ready for
unsuspecting opponents and GM Miles’ ingenious idea is only one of them!)

4. You get fantastic extras including PGNs, puzzles and a course summary for quick revision and
to play sparring games in your new system.

Plus tons more in 9 hours of superb GM video lessons!

Enjoy the journey to a whole new level in your chess game!

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8 reviews for The London System (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    JEROME (verified owner)

    99 euros for a content less instructive than most of the publications on the site and many lines not covered…I’m very very disapointed
    iChess Response Sorry you were not happy Jerome, we’ve already initiated an exchange for another item for you. Most customers have been very happy with the London system series, its one of our best sellers

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen (verified owner)

    I found this course very worthwhile and a very good value. I played chess in high school, then dropped-out of chess for many decades, returning in 2017. I started with the London about four months ago @1420 and am currently playing @1950.The London is very solid and gives you time to think and develop your position. Most opponents dismiss the London as stolid and draw-ish, but recent enhancements almost guarantee you the center and make it very powerful on either wing. Most opponents find themselves in trouble by about move #8. In addition, most players play tactical, flashy chess. Because it has so few easy targets, the London kills almost all tactical counter-play. Opponents get frustrated and tend to lash-out prematurely … with bad results. The course covers most of the modern London. I find that I ping-pong back and forth with the course: I play a game, then I go back to the DVDs and look at other variations and possible defenses. Then back to live play; then back to the course. I also have four in-depth books on the London. But they are, by comparison, very difficult and slow to read. Having only had books and magazines growing-up playing chess, video puts learning the game light-years ahead of book-learning. Six hours and easily referenceable (he splits the opening into the various typical defenses such as K Indian, Q Indian, Slav, etc.), I think Lemos’s course is a great buy.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harry Miller (verified owner)

    These lessons have been great. I have purchased a couple of other videos on learning the London system and GM Damian Lemos courses are the best. I am very happy with it.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Frank (verified owner)

    I don’t know what perfect is which is the only reason I am giving 4 versus 5 stars- I will say this for sure: the lessons provided by Damian Lemos are instructive with good explanation of the reasons for one move versus another in various situations an options that other people might play versus what he recommends for particular lines. I also have his Pirc Deep Dive. I have no complaints at all and find them both very helpful. I also enjoy his style of presentation. I am an intermediate player. I am happy with the purchase.

  5. Rated 1 out of 5

    De Cat Ben (verified owner)

    The lines i found On YouTube are more up to date. This is Made On the spot withouten Any preperation. Sorry Really bad.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is great DVD to learn a solid opening against just about anything black can play against 1. d4. Damian presents a straight forward approach to playing this system which is awesome for the player that doesn’t have a lot of time to study theory. Damian also offers multiple ways to approach the middle game and different options for which plans you can go for as the game progresses. Damien’s learning approach is straight forward and systematic and offers multiple ways to play the defense depending upon your style. As usual Damien’s product is approachable, comprehensive, and enjoyable making this Deep Dive a great value.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    steverton42 (verified owner)

    I’m really enjoying the videos, my confidence going into games as white is through the roof. Damien gives clear consice explanations of intricate variations. Now to work on my black game.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Patrick (verified owner)

    The series on the London System by Damien gives a pretty thorough study of Black’s possible lines of defense against this opening and along with various tactical moves by White to keep the advantage. Easy to download and worth it.

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