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Instructive game... I can't say I'm a huge fan of the stonewall but it's always good to learn
"The London System is similar to the Colle except that White develops the dark-square bishop to f4 prior to playing e3. It’s a very flexible system that you can use against virtually any Black setup. The name was adopted after the system was used in a tournament in 1922 in London, of course. The system is fairly easy to learn but still packs some punch. Players who play the London System enjoy its flexibility and prefer to avoid a ton of opening preparation.
White establishes a powerful grip in the center and then initiates an attack against Black’s king wherever Black puts it. Black has many different types of defensive setups, but White’s basic strategy remains the same regardless. Pavel Blatny used the London System against Jason Luchan in the 2001 U.S.Open. He adopted a pawn formation called the Stonewall and overwhelmed his opponent on the kingside." - From Chess Openings For Dummies by James Eade
I always thought this was a certain type of defensive position for white against an aggressive black player .... nice analysis and thanks !!
Nice video on this pawn structure Roman. That Qa3 move and Bf5 moves were unexpected.
This system for white of the bishop outside of the pawn triangle as a queen's pawn/delayed stonewall system was played a lot by GM Julian Hodgson in the 1990's. So it has been played atthe GM level.
Check out Shankland's videos on how to deal with passive queen pawn openings. He recommends some nice active approaches to this kind of crap from white.
Very nice video
wonderful! Thanks I enjoyed it ever so much
We are so lucky to have you. Thank you for this lesson. I play this opening, and look forward to more victories because of your video. Be well, play well, Roman!
Excellent instructive video on structure and position of the pieces. Thank u very much!
would like to know how to play against stonewall set up 1d4 2e3 and 3f4, thanks
great lecture once again. continue doing this, thanks Roman
I really enjoy learning with these reviews. Please do more for us. Thanks Roman.
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Want to know exactly how to challenge the Stonewall pawn formation without having your queen's bishop stifled? Should I develop via Bb7 or Bd7? What about my other bishop? Should I play Be7 or Bd6? GM Dzindzi explains all, recommending piece and pawn structures for black while discouraging other setups. This otherwise placid opening can lead to serious problems for black if he is caught off guard!
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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