London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2

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                    [description] => <h2><strong><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino, serif;">The London System Reloaded - GM Ron Henley</span> </span><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino, serif;">(Master Method #35)</span></strong></h2>
[caption id="attachment_441209" align="alignright" width="400"]<img class="wp-image-441209" title="London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/04-05-The-Henley-Method-2-London-System-Reloaded-Product-Image-2-1-300x300.jpg" alt="London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2" width="400" height="223" /> The London System Reloaded - GM Ron Henley[/caption]

The London System is a flexible opening which White can use virtually against any of Black’s setups.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The London System usually starts with the moves 1.d4 and 2.Bf4.</strong></span>

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.

In recent years, however, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>World Champion Magnus Carlsen and many other world class players </strong></em></span><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>have discovered plenty of new and spicy possibilities to make the London System</strong></em><em><strong> a deadly opening</strong></em></span>.

In London System Reloaded, the American Grandmaster Ron W. Henley provides you with all the key lines in the London System after 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 and gives you a high-level understanding of a
fashionable and aggressive opening for White.
<h2><strong><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino, serif;">About the Author:</span></strong></h2>
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 also 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.

Ron Henley also trained 7-times US Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush.
<h2><strong>Is this course for me?</strong></h2>
If you're looking for a <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>flexible opening system that you can use against virtually anything black plays</strong></span>, this Master Method about The London System is just perfect for you!

<img class="alignleft wp-image-441049" title="London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-London-System-Reloaded.jpg" alt="London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2" width="290" height="291" />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 course, <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">GM Henley will show you that the London System is an underestimated opening system</span></strong> – even if it has become fashionable nowadays. More and more top players include it in their repertoire and play it occasionally.

Thanks to the latest developments, the London System definitely carries some theoretical bite in many lines.

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.

<img class="alignright wp-image-441051" title="London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-London-System-Reloaded-Image2.jpg" alt="London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2" width="290" height="290" />The following position illustrates White’s attacking chances on the kingside with a typical position White can achieve from the London System:

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>If studied well, the London System can also serve as a strong psychological weapon.</strong></em></span>

Unlike the Colle System, White develops his dark-squared bishop outside the pawn chain. White’s next few moves depend on the setup that Black chooses.

Usually, White plays 1.d4, 2.Bf4 and either 3.e3 or 3.Nf3. White ends up with a strong pawn on d4, well protected by e3, without blocking in the dark-squared bishop.

This gives him harmonious development and no real targets for Black. White’s structure is similar to positions which arise from the Slav Defense or the Stonewall Defense with reverse colors.

Finally, there are 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 play against all of these setups.

<em><strong>Enjoy this awesome course!</strong></em>
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The London System Reloaded – GM Ron Henley (Master Method #35)

London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2
The London System Reloaded – GM Ron Henley

The London System is a flexible opening which White can use virtually against any of Black’s setups.

The London System usually starts with the moves 1.d4 and 2.Bf4.

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.

In recent years, however, World Champion Magnus Carlsen and many other world class players have discovered plenty of new and spicy possibilities to make the London System a deadly opening.

In London System Reloaded, the American Grandmaster Ron W. Henley provides you with all the key lines in the London System after 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 and gives you a high-level understanding of a
fashionable and aggressive opening for White.

About the Author:

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 also 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.

Ron Henley also trained 7-times US Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush.

Is this course for me?

If you’re looking for a flexible opening system that you can use against virtually anything black plays, this Master Method about The London System is just perfect for you!

London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2The 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 course, GM Henley 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.

Thanks to the latest developments, the London System definitely carries some theoretical bite in many lines.

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.

London System Reloaded – Henley Method #2The following position illustrates White’s attacking chances on the kingside with a typical position White can achieve from the London System:

If studied well, the London System can also serve as a strong psychological weapon.

Unlike the Colle System, White develops his dark-squared bishop outside the pawn chain. White’s next few moves depend on the setup that Black chooses.

Usually, White plays 1.d4, 2.Bf4 and either 3.e3 or 3.Nf3. White ends up with a strong pawn on d4, well protected by e3, without blocking in the dark-squared bishop.

This gives him harmonious development and no real targets for Black. White’s structure is similar to positions which arise from the Slav Defense or the Stonewall Defense with reverse colors.

Finally, there are 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 play against all of these setups.

Enjoy this awesome course!


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Chapter Outline:

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