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Tips And Tricks Of The London System

Tips And Tricks Of The London System

Learn the tricks that have made the London system popular among strong Grandmasters!

The London System has exploded at the top level in recent years! If you know the basics, but want to win more, this is the course for you! GM Aman Hambleton has been playing the London for years and demonstrates his favorite techniques for winning against top opposition with either color! 

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to pull off the deadly “Greek Gift” sacrifice!
  • Learn the pawn structures that favor White or Black.
  • Learn how to handle Black setups with a pawn on d5 or a fianchettoed king’s bishop!
  • Learn what happens if Black tries to steal the b2 pawn early!
  • Check out all the interesting tries that both players can use to spice up the game early on!


"Great video. Now i will destroy All of my enemies who play the London!" - Chess.com member Mabo2008


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Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Bxh7

Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Bxh7

GM Aman Hambleton demonstrates a devastating trick that has won him many games in his favorite opening, the London System. In quiet-looking positions, watch out for Bxh7+, a trap that has even caught top Grandmasters.
9 min
5 Challenges
Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Common Structures

Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Common Structures

What happens in the London system when queens face off on the b-file? GM Hambleton demonstrates the key idea of forcing the opponent to capture your queen to give you doubled b-pawns and a half-open a-file. Both sides can use this trick, so pay close attention and you can win a lot games!
9 min
5 Challenges
Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Black Fianchetto

Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Black Fianchetto

How can Black cause serious problems for an inflexible London System player? GM Hambleton recommends an early g6 setup with c5xd4 and an e7-e5 break to throw a wrench into White's plans. If you play the London with White, don't worry, he has recommendations for you here as well!
8 min
5 Challenges
Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Early b2 Attack

Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Early b2 Attack

What should you do if Black attempts to steal a pawn quickly on b2? Traditional theory thinks there's likely to be a forced draw, but GM Hambleton demonstrates some tricky ideas for both sides. Once again, GM Hambleton has key ideas to challenge anyone too stuck in their ways.
10 min
5 Challenges
Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Random Moves

Tips And Tricks Of The London System: Random Moves

What tricks do you need to learn as early as move two in the London System? Find out what rare, but dangerous moves GM Hambleton has faced and used himself in the London. Catch your opponents or be ready to diffuse these tricks in your own games.
9 min
5 Challenges

Tips And Tricks Of The London System

Openings
5 Lessons
45 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released April 9, 2020
14,542 Students