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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will present to you a revised and improved version of the Colle System chess opening, as a continuation to the past videos about the same opening. You will learn the simple-to-learn and most powerful variations from this opening along with some deadly traps.

The Colle System, as the name suggested, is an opening setup. Therefore, White’s moves are pretty standard: the center pawns are developed to 1.d4 2.Nf3 3.e3 4.Bd3 5.c3 and is usually continued with 6.Nbd2 and 7.0-0.

You will also learn when to make the e4 pawn break at the center and start a powerful kingside attack that checkmates the Black’s king.

► Chapters

00:00 Colle System Chess Opening
00:24 Why should you play the Colle System?
01:43 Line-1: If Black plays 6…Be7
02:34 e4 pawn-break at the perfect moment!
06:02 Line-2: If Black plays 6…Bd6
09:02 Line-3: If Black plays 3…Bg4

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  1. What if black plays pawn to c4 in that setup? That is the most common move I've seen my opponents play which just annoys me as I've to move my Bishop back to c2. How does that changes the game. You haven't shown this variation in your London defense video as well. Please advise.

  2. Whats the better colle zukertort or c3 ?

  3. Great video and explanations. Thank you for posting

  4. Similar concept with the Torre Attack which has the move Bg5. The problem with the Torre is that B2 pawn is weak. Now I prefer Colle.

  5. At the 9:55 mark of the video, you mention a frequent statement "2 bishops advantage."
    But I'm not sure on how to always take best advantage of "2 bishops advantage"
    Could you please make a video on how to best take advantage of "2 bishops advantage" ?
    Thank you!

  6. What if black plays bishop d6 and rock e8 after the castling move? It seems that black can push the pawn on square e6 to strengthen its control of the center…

  7. Would love to see a blitz speed run from you Igor

  8. Thanks Igor, I will include this into my repertoire! Promises good winning chances for under 2000 players I suppose. Cheers to you and your family.

  9. With white i play it but have learnt something new today

  10. Why u are making tutorials. U aren't champion. Why Mangus and Nakamura they don't teach us.

  11. As soon as I saw the Knight sac I immediately saw Nxd4, you need to move your queen or do a queen trade which leads to equality.

  12. What if the bishop on c5 goes to the d6 and blocks the rook what u do

  13. But thx to ur other vid I won a game even tho it didn't go as planned but they gotscared and I won

  14. at 4:56 What if black captures on d4 with knight? Does Qh5 work? it looks complicated because there are several move orders to evaluate.. i guess many pieces will be sweept of the board and there are several ways both players can go wrong. so this should be advantage for the one better prepared in shorter time games… but in classic game i think black should be fine?

  15. It's unbelievable how fluently you speak English compared to a few years ago
    Great job!

  16. I just played this setup and i found it useful tq

  17. Yeah no thanks. I just played this 5 times and NOT ONCE did the opponent respond with any of the three options you present, and then pieces are all f*cked up making the rest of the game difficult.

  18. A problem I encounter with this system is that black quickly places his knight on e4. Should I capture with the light-square bishop? Of course he will capture it with dxe4!

  19. wow, as soon as i watched your video , i tried a game , it did not play out in the same way, but i still won very easily with checkmate on Qh7 square

  20. Very good overview of the Colle. I liken this opening to the Stonewall Attack; both of which are great if one is an attacking player. But please discuss how this fares against the KingIndian Defense…this is more problematic. Thanks for all your great videos. I am subscribed and you occupy good space in my bookmarks!

  21. The Collle is the first opening system I learned, thanks to your videos! There is one counter-move I keep encountering that is causing me grief. I've had black play Bf5 before I can get my king's side bishop to D3, and after I've already played c3 and e3. At that point, Bf5 leaves my bishop completely undefended, and makes it difficult to push my e3 pawn forward. It also makes it so I have to move Nd2 before I can c3 so my knight doesn't get taken. (But maybe I should let it get taken so I can get rid of the pesky bishop with my rook?) Am I making a mistake in move order? How do I prevent (or remedy) black's white bishop taking up residency on f5?

  22. OK, I get going after the bishop but after traping the bishop with f3 if black takes the pawn White is almost forced to retake with the queen but after Nxe5 attacking the Queen black is only 1 point down and white has a bunch of weaknesses such as an isolated pawn, a weakened uncastled kingside position and lack of development. Black seems to have good chances…please comment.

    NPR .HANS NIMAN … ???


  25. I’ve actually doing this when playing the London and I forget to do Bf4 before I do e3!

  26. 4:41. Instead of 1.—P-h6, 1.—-N×N, 2.Q×N P-g6, 3.Q-h4 P-h4 and the attack is blunted.

  27. in the bishop d6 variation, after white plays pawn to e4, what if black plays queen c7? you're protecting the e5 square treating to win a pawn on the next move, and then white must capture the d5 pawn, and after black recaptures the position is almost equal, because white has no more the plan of treating checkmate on h7, when instead black can play bishop d6 and treating to gain the pawn on h2

  28. Wow! This is exactly what I was looking for, something solid and structured to avoid all the early pitfalls and build from. The first time I used it I crushed the chess program that has been killing me. 😍

  29. i don't know why i listen to you. your systems are shit. as white i got mated in 13 moves with opening.

  30. Hey! Nice to see your videos, the colle is just like the stonewall, but colle dosent prevent the e5 pawn break, can you make a video about the stonewall attack?

  31. Thank you! Very informative, I play the London but have been stuck at 1000-1050 for awhile. I’m excited to try this system!

  32. I liked this video so much of the Colle system. It is very clear, and shows the most likely moves against white, so thank you.

  33. I like College System. Great explanation!

  34. it just doesn't work….

  35. You are the absolute best at teaching/showing chess openings on YouTube. Thank you

  36. I came up with this system when I was in high school. Glad to see a GM verifying it's validity!

  37. In a board game bar in Wash, DC , an opponent (probably USCF 1700) fianchettoed (a Grunfeld setup) and got a good game, but somehow let me eventually undermine his king safety after a couple of imprecise moves. A lot of times you just have to play better chess, when an opponent finally makes a [positionally inconsistent move in the middle game after a good opening.

  38. Great vid. Does the Colle work against the KID too?

  39. Is there any variations against kings indian defence?

  40. Thanks for this lesson! When the bishop moves to g4, what happens if the knight is on c6 instead of f6? I tried chasing the bishop away but found that the knight just took my knight when I moved it to e5. How would the plan change then?

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