In this book, Grandmaster Nikola Sedlak presents a repertoire for White in the Modern London System opening.
Sedlak analyses all of the most important games with thorough comments through which you will have the opportunity to understand the essence of this opening.
The book comprises the most important parts of this opening, and the ideas discovered through the experience of practical games that were played in tournaments.
“Thanks to my good friend Nikola, by 2008 I already knew that 2.Bf4 was more complex than its reputation. Since the Olympiad in Dresden that year I have played it regularly — and with success. I was always amazed by how creative Nikola was during this period, discovering many new ideas. I can wholeheartedly recommend this extremely good and user-friendly book to anyone that wants to learn lesser-known but complex structures.” –GM Ferenc Berkes (Peak Elo 2706 in 2011).
The London System is becoming increasingly popular at the top level — even in ‘classical’ tournament games, although it’s much more often seen in rapid. Currently the top players who use it most frequently are American Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and Russian Grandmaster Boris Grachev, while other top players occasionally have it in their repertoire, usually using it as a surprise weapon. Among them are Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and others. Also a great contribution to this system came from the French Grandmaster Eric Prie, who plays it in a very original and active manner.
The London System gives players myriad interesting positions on the board, free and creative play, with lots of space for further growth and improvement.