London System: An Overview of Books

London System: An Overview of Books

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18 days ago

This is the first post on a new series on the popular London System. I've written about an interesting way to play London against g6 setups before (see here, here, here, and here). However, this series won't really be on mainstream theor...

Sicilian Defense, Basman-Sale Variation!?

Sicilian Defense, Basman-Sale Variation!?

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28 days ago

I don't play the Sicilian in live play. However, as I've written about before (see here), I find great value in playing opening-specific daily tournaments. In Round 2 of the recent Sicilian Defense Cup, I had lots of tough matches, but ultimately ...

London & Bf4 Against the Pirc

London & Bf4 Against the Pirc

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Feb 13, 2018

When you put together a London system repertoire you have to choose what to do against the KID/Grünfeld, g6-setups. One way is to play it in typical London fashion with Bf4, Nf3, e3/c3, h3, and focus on the queenside. This is recommended in...

Jobava Attack as the Main Weapon

Jobava Attack as the Main Weapon

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Jan 1, 2018

Happy New Year Everybody!  I thought I'd kick it off with a post on an opening which I'm sure we'll see a lot this year, the Jobava (or Jobava-Prie) Attack (d4+Bf4+Nc3). It's related to both the London (d4+Bf4+e3&c3) and the Veresov ...

Italian, Two Knights Defense, Ulvestad Variation!?

Italian, Two Knights Defense, Ulvestad Variation!?

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Dec 14, 2017

Sometimes the main line of an opening is really well known, but there is a secondary line that is very dangerous unless your opponent knows the refutation. One example is the Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation which I wrote about here. ...

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