The London System is becoming increasingly popular, both at grandmaster and club level.
The theory of the opening is developing quickly, with new things being tested all the time.
This, in return, gives rise to fresh tactical ideas which should belong to the basic arsenal of any London devotee – after all, tactics remain the be-all and end-all of the game.
On this DVD, Simon Williams shows all the complications in the London System one has to know as White, giving you the tactical tools for a successful practice – anyone who knows the typical motifs has an advantage over the board.
Using the interactive Fritztrainer format which invites the viewer to answer questions by entering the moves on the screen, the “Ginger GM“, intensively and systematically, makes your familiar with a multitude of typical tactical finesses in positions of the London System.
Of course, also those can profit from the exercises who don’t have this opening in their repertoire (yet) – after all, a sharp combinatorial vision is always useful in chess.
- Video running time: 4 hours (English)
- With interactive training including video feedback
- Extra: Further training questions
- Including ChessBase Reader
About the Author:
GM Simon Williams became an IM in 1998 and a grandmaster in 2008.
For the last 15 years, he has concentrated on teaching, playing, and making instructional chess DVDs.
His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds, hence why he is perfect for DVDs such as the London System and the Chigorin!
Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book, ‘Play the Classical Dutch’ got voted in New in Chess as one of the top 10 chess books of all time.
Windows 7 or higher
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, (DVD-ROM drive), Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and internet access for program activation.
Only available as download!
Minimum: MacOS “Yosemite” 10.10