London System is one of the most popular openings nowadays, on both Grandmaster and Club levels. In this 3-hour crash course, GM Marian Petrov will reveal everything you need to know about playing the London System for White.
Why play the London System?
London is a System, meaning the same setup can be deployed against many different Black counters.
There is no huge amount of theory, and if you don’t want to spend ages memorizing main lines, this is something you’ll definitely appreciate.
London is a solid, yet flexible opening. That means you are not committed to the same structure and can transpose to different setups and keep your opponent uncertain for what to expect.
After 1.d4, Black has 3 typical setups, and in this course, GM Petrov will teach you how to counter each one.
- In the first part of the course, we will look at all the possibilities arising after 1…d5
- In the second part, we’ll take a look at countering the …Nf6 and …g6 King’s Indian Setups
- In part three, we’ll look at some of the rare lines in a case when black will try to prevent Bf4
Ready to include one a powerful “low-theory” System in your preparation? Let’s get started.
What you will learn:
- Playing the “London Bishop” Bf4 right away or developing first?
- What are the strongest plans for White?
- Dominating the Queen’s Gambit Declined lines
- Beating the King’s Indian Defense setups
- When to play [and when not to play] prophylactic move h3?
- The plans with Nd2 and e4
GM Marian Petrov (FIDE 2537)
Is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. Also a FIDE trainer and coach of the team of Wales at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.