The London System (1.d4,d5; 2.Bf4) is a popular opening, especially at club level. White's plan of development is very easy to learn and play, and it can be employed against virtually any defensive set-up. What's more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many Black players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely a good reason to play it!
In this book Cyrus Lakdawala presents a reliable repertoire for White with the London System against all Black's major defensive options. Using 92 illustrative games and drawing upon his vast experience in the opening, Lakdawala reveals ideas for White against all of Black's main defences, including 1..d5; the Dutch, Grunfeld, King's Indian and Queen's Indian Defences. He explains the typical plans and tactics for both sides and includes summaries with key points to remember. This book provides everything a player of the White pieces needs to know to play the London System with confidence.
Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master and former American Open Champion. He has been teaching chess for 30 years.
Published 2010, softback, 256 pages.Sample pages (pdf)