Mastery: Openings

London System for the Busy Chess Player

London System for the Busy Chess Player

Are you looking for a perfect opening to play that doesn't require too much studying and memorization? GM Simon Williams has the line for you! The London System offers good attacking chances with little risk or deep theory. Take a look and get to playing this fun opening right away!

  • The Basics

    Who better to teach you the London System than England's own "spicy" GM Simon Williams?

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Great Bishop Trap

    If you're going to play the London System you have to know this bishop trap. GM Simon Williams teaches you the secret.

    • 12 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Main Lines

    If you want to learn the London System, you have to know the main lines. Get on the bus with GM Simon Williams for this lesson in his hometown opening.

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How Magnus Wins With The London

    How does the world champion win with the London System? Find out how Magnus Carlsen plays the opening.

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Beating ...g6

    GM Simon Williams continues his most comprehensive lesson on the London System with a look at how to beat one of the most solid replies by Black.

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Checkmating The ...d6 Systems

    Simon Williams has already given you the most comprehensive series on the London System ever published, but enjoy yet another lesson as he explains how to handle defenses with d6.

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Beating An Early ...c5

    Simon Williams wraps up his epic London System series. If you're wondering how to defeat an early c5, watch to find out!

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
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