London System

1.d4 d5 2.Bf4

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4

The London System
1.d4 d5 2.Bf4

The London System is a popular 1.d4 opening for White which has the reputation of being very solid. The London is considered a system because White can play the same basic setup for almost all of Black’s responses. For this reason, the theory on the London is not as extensive as it is for other openings.


This Opening Got Me to 1500

Love it or hate it, the London has been my tried-and-true opening since I started playing chess two years ago. In this video, I’m using four of my own London games as a case study for understanding this opening and other insights as I climbed from 800-1500 in rapid games.

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Learn the London with Hikaru

Hikaru uses a few subscriber games to teach the London System Opening.

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