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                    [description] => <h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Chess Openings for White: The London System Mega Bundle</span></h2>
[caption id="attachment_442520" align="alignright" width="400"]<img class="wp-image-442520 size-full" title="The London System Mega Bundle" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/26-29-London-System-Bundle-Product-Image-2.jpg" alt="The London System Mega Bundle" width="400" height="167" /> The London System Mega Bundle[/caption]

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

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">This <strong>flexible chess opening </strong>is a weapon that you can use against virtually any Black defense</span> and has a smaller body of theory than many other openings.

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

This makes it the perfect choice for busy club players who prefer to understand key strategic and tactical ideas instead of having to memorize an endless number of theoretical variations.

For a long time, the London System was considered to be a dry and boring opening, used by players who just wanted to get a playable position out of the opening. Nowadays, thanks to developments in theory, it has become a popular choice for club players and top-level grandmasters alike due to the winning chances it offers.
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">About the Authors:</span></h2>
<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">GM Damian Lemos</span></span>

Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina.

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.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">GM Ron W. Henley</span></span>

Ron Henley (born December 5, 1956, in Houston, Texas) is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.

Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.

Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">IM Eric Rosen</span></span>

Eric Rosen is an International Master born in the U.S. Rosen showed his interest in the game from a very young age.

He learned the rules of the game at age 7 and competed in his first tournament at age 8. By age 9, he won the IL 3rd Grade State Championship. Rosen became a National Master in 2009, a FIDE Master in 2011, and an International Master in 2015.
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Is this course for me?</span></h2>
If you want to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">learn a clever opening system that even Kramnik has now decided to turn to</span>, The London System is definitely one of the best chess openings for White that you can play.

[caption id="attachment_441049" align="alignright" width="300"]<img class="wp-image-441049" title="The London System Mega Bundle" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-London-System-Reloaded.jpg" alt="The London System Mega Bundle" width="300" height="301" /> The London System Opening against 2… d5[/caption]

The main move order to reach this opening system is 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4. It used to be considered as an opening in which White gives up his first-move-advantage without a fight.

However, in this super London System bundle, <strong>GM Henley, GM Lemos, and IM Rosen will show you that the London System is an underestimated opening system</strong> – even if it has become fashionable nowadays. More and more top players include it in their repertoire and play it occasionally.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Here are some of the most important things that you'll learn:</strong></span>

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">The London System (Lemos Deep Dive Vol 2)</span>

1. You’ll learn Damian's “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. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">GM Lemos will also show you how to play the system in a calm and positional manner with</span>
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">absolutely no risk</span> (perfect for slowly outplaying mega-tactical kids and other less experienced
opponents)

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

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2</span>

[caption id="attachment_441159" align="alignright" width="300"]<img class="wp-image-441159 size-full" title="The London System Mega Bundle" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/london-system-chess-opening-e1537620565905.jpg" alt="The London System Mega Bundle" width="300" height="300" /> White's attack on The London System[/caption]

It is a common occurrence that club players try to develop naturally against the London System and end up falling victim to a devastating attack or simply find themselves in a strategically lost position. The London System can be a very powerful weapon to surprise your opponents and unleash unexpected attacks against their king.

The following position illustrates White’s attacking chances on the kingside with a typical position White can achieve from the London System:

There are also several setups for Black which are a lot less common and not played that frequently.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">GM Ron Henley will help you learn the essential ideas on how to build these powerful attacks and play against all of Black's setups</span>.

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">The London System – IM Eric Rosen [80/20 Tactics #4]</span>

If you’d like to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">learn all the typical tactical ideas that can arise from the London System</span>, then IM Eric Rosen has got you covered.

This course is designed to give you the best return on your training time by hitting 3 areas at once:
<ul style="list-style-type: circle;">
 	<li>Mastering The London System by observing games from some of the strongest players in the world.</li>
 	<li>Understanding Tactical patterns.</li>
 	<li>Calculation.</li>
</ul>
Analysing games from Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, and Hikaru Nakamura will help you dominate all the concepts and possibilities of the system by just observing how the strongest players execute.

<em><strong>Everything you need to become a master of the London System!</strong></em>
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Chess Openings for White: The London System Mega Bundle

The London System Mega Bundle
The London System Mega Bundle

The London System is a chess opening for White 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 has a smaller body of theory than many other openings.

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

This makes it the perfect choice for busy club players who prefer to understand key strategic and tactical ideas instead of having to memorize an endless number of theoretical variations.

For a long time, the London System was considered to be a dry and boring opening, used by players who just wanted to get a playable position out of the opening. Nowadays, thanks to developments in theory, it has become a popular choice for club players and top-level grandmasters alike due to the winning chances it offers.

About the Authors:

GM Damian Lemos

Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina.

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.

GM Ron W. Henley

Ron Henley (born December 5, 1956, in Houston, Texas) is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.

Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.

Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.

IM Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen is an International Master born in the U.S. Rosen showed his interest in the game from a very young age.

He learned the rules of the game at age 7 and competed in his first tournament at age 8. By age 9, he won the IL 3rd Grade State Championship. Rosen became a National Master in 2009, a FIDE Master in 2011, and an International Master in 2015.

Is this course for me?

If you want to learn a clever opening system that even Kramnik has now decided to turn to, The London System is definitely one of the best chess openings for White that you can play.

The London System Mega Bundle
The London System Opening against 2… d5

The main move order to reach this opening system is 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4. It used to be considered as an opening in which White gives up his first-move-advantage without a fight.

However, in this super London System bundle, GM Henley, GM Lemos, and IM Rosen will show you that the London System is an underestimated opening system – even if it has become fashionable nowadays. More and more top players include it in their repertoire and play it occasionally.

Here are some of the most important things that you’ll learn:

The London System (Lemos Deep Dive Vol 2)

1. You’ll learn Damian’s “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
opponents)

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

London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2

The London System Mega Bundle
White’s attack on The London System

It is a common occurrence that club players try to develop naturally against the London System and end up falling victim to a devastating attack or simply find themselves in a strategically lost position. The London System can be a very powerful weapon to surprise your opponents and unleash unexpected attacks against their king.

The following position illustrates White’s attacking chances on the kingside with a typical position White can achieve from the London System:

There are also several setups for Black which are a lot less common and not played that frequently.

GM Ron Henley will help you learn the essential ideas on how to build these powerful attacks and play against all of Black’s setups.

The London System – IM Eric Rosen [80/20 Tactics #4]

If you’d like to learn all the typical tactical ideas that can arise from the London System, then IM Eric Rosen has got you covered.

This course is designed to give you the best return on your training time by hitting 3 areas at once:

  • Mastering The London System by observing games from some of the strongest players in the world.
  • Understanding Tactical patterns.
  • Calculation.

Analysing games from Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, and Hikaru Nakamura will help you dominate all the concepts and possibilities of the system by just observing how the strongest players execute.

Everything you need to become a master of the London System!


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

  1. Ideas behind the London System: Kamsky-Steingrimsson
  2. 6…Bd6 variation: Grischuk-Wang Hao
  3. Symmetrical variation: Carlsen-Giri
  4. Slaying the Slav setup: Grischuk-Bartel
  5. Queenside control: Kramnik-Dubov
  6. Beating the …g6 systems: Grachev-Kyc
  7. Punishing the …c5 break: Torre-Srivachirawat
  8. Taking down targets: Prie-Martin Alvarez
  9. Reducing Black’s counterplay: Sandipan-Arun Prasad
  10. Dealing with …Qb6: Ni-Igonin
  11. Early Queen exchange: Kamsky-Tokarev and Grachev-Ivanov
  12. Tricky ideas: Miles-Minasian
  13. Instructive miniatures: Berkes-Czebe and Sedlak-Hobber
  14. Powerful attacks: Chernyshov-Gayer and Chernyshov-Series

London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2

Introduction: About this course

Chapter 1: Introduction To The London System1.1 Early History
1.2 History and Evolution

Chapter 2: The Caro Kann Setup
2.1 Introducing The Carlsbad Structure (1)
2.2 Introducing The Carlsbad Structure (2)
2.2 Understanding The Carlsbad Structure
2.2 Instructive games

Chapter 3: Early …Qb6 and …c4
3.1 Black plays 4…Qb6 and 5…c4 (1)
3.2 Black plays 4…Qb6 and 5…c4 (2)
3.3 The Poisoned Rook Variation (10.Bxc4!)

Chapter 4: The Classical Setup Without …e6
4.1 Black plays 5…Bg4
4.2 Black plays 5…Bf5
4.3 Black plays 5…Qb6

Chapter 5: The Classical Setup With …e6
5.1 The Stonewall Formation (6.Bd3!?)
5.2 The Classical Setup (6.Ngf3)
5.3 The Classical Setup: Instructive Games
5.4 World Champion Magnus Carlsen Plays The London System
5.5 The Classical Setup: With …e6 (1)

5.6 The Classical Setup: With …e6 (2)
5.7 The Classical Setup: With …e6 and …b6 (9.e4)
5.8 The Classical Setup: With …e6 and …b6 (9.Qc2)

Chapter 6: The Slav Setup
6.1 Black plays 2…c6 3…Qb6
6.2 Black plays 2…c6 3…Bf5

Chapter 7: Other Setups For Black
7.1 Symmetrical 2…Bf5
7.2 Trompowsky Reversed 2…Bg4
7.3 Semi Slav Triangle with …c6 and …e6
7.4 Chigorin Setup 2…Nc6

The London System – IM Eric Rosen [80/20 Tactics]

  • Part 1: Lessons in the London System
    1. London System: Magnus style! (Carlsen – Bosiocic)
    2. Grischuk crushes the King’s Indian (Grischuk – Khusnutdinov)
    3. Organizing your attack (Rosen – NN)
    4. Nakamura beats the London in 11 moves (Bareev – Nakamura)
    5. Studying new variations with an engine (Stockfish – Rosen)
    6. The best line against the London (Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora – Viktor Laznicka)
    7. Countering the “best line”
    8. Setting up a devastating attack (Rosen – Do)
    9. Playing the London in bullet (Rosen – NN)
  • Part 2: Tactics Explained
    1. Didn’t see that coming…
    2. Most famous London tactic
    3. Crazy novelty
    4. Simple and venomous Nc3
    5. Positional and tactical chess combined
    6. Activity over material
    7. Identifying targets
    8. Knockout punch
    9. Kingside destruction
    10. Capitalizing on the awkward queen
    11. Punishing greed
    12. Common trap
    13. Double attack (piece targets)
    14. Double attack (pawn targets)
    15. Attacking the uncastled king
    16. Leveraging the open h-file
    17. Most common London trap
    18. Punishing black’s weaknesses
    19. Restricting the opponent
    20. Pin and win
    21. Poison pawn
    22. Rubinstein plays the London!
    23. Simple oversight
    24. Sacrificing to rip open the castled king
    25. Forcing moves
    26. Tactics for positional purposes
    27. Taking down the King’s Indian setup
    28. White blunders on move 4
    29. Cruel and unusual tactic
    30. Concrete calculation
    31. Unusually strong positional idea
    32. Capitalizing on an awkward setup
    33. Aronian’s awesome attack
    34. Super GM destroys a master with creative play
    35. Positional bind leads to tactical massacre
    36. Beating an IM in 9 moves with epic queen sac
    37. Look for the counterattack!
    38. Black should have castled sooner
    39. Unstoppable threat
    40. Double piece sac to mate
    41. Don’t mess with Naroditsky
    42. Overwhelming attack
    43. Unexpected intermezzo
    44. GM crushes 2100 in a positional masterpiece
    45. The power of alignment
    46. Super GM Gelfand falls into deep prep
    47. Aronian’s creative miniature win over Nepomniachti
    48. Grandmaster makes quick work of amateur
    49. Breaking through a locked position
    50. Grandmaster brutally attacks 1800
  • Conclusion