How to WIN with the London System!

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0:00 Intro
0:40 Theory
15:42 Game 1
21:43 Game 2

1. d4 d5 (1… Nf6 2. Nf3) (1… f5) (1… g6) 2. Bf4 (2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 c5)
2… Nf6 3. e3 (3. Nf3 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. c3) 3… c5 (3… e6 4. Nf3 Nc6 (4…
Bd6 5. Nbd2 (5. Bg3) (5. Ne5)) 5. c3 Be7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Nbd2 b6 8. O-O (8. Ne5) (8. Qe2)) (3… Bf5 4. c4 e6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Qb3) (3… Bg4) (3… g6) 4. Nf3 (4. Nc3) (4. dxc5 e6 5. b4 a5 6. c3 b6 7. Bxb8 Rxb8 8. Bb5+) 4… Nc6 (4… Qb6 5. Nc3 (5. Na3)) 5. Nbd2 (5. c3 Qb6) 5… e6 (5… Bf5 6. dxc5 e6) (5… cxd4 6.
exd4) 6. c3 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Ne5 Nxe5 9. dxe5 Nd7 10. Qh5 f5 11. g4 g6 12. Qh6

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190 Comments

  1. thank you for a nice theory Harry Potter…👍👍👍

  2. Gotham you uploaded really late. Hahahaha ngl I have used Eric Rosen london course/vid roughly 3 years ago!

  3. Lol Floppastyle can crawl back into his Hamas hole

  4. Just got into chess and I’m a 700 in rapid needed to come back here after playing a 85.7% accuracy game using the London system against a Frenchman who immediately accused me of using an engine. So thanks Levy much appreciated

  5. I went from 700 to 1200 with this opening, thx levy

  6. Why some chess games have queen on e1? Please anyone can help me?

  7. Hey, GothamChess, what if the person with black piece plays e5 at the start, instead of d5? Wouldn't that mean we can't play this system?

  8. I enjoyed your video, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us

  9. I just watched this and then won a game straight after against an 1134 opponent. This is the first opening I've learnt. I am psyched

  10. "HOW TO CRUSH WITH THE LONDON!"
    Example game 1: don't play it

  11. Hello! At 05:47 I don't see the discovered check. Can somebody tell me the moves?

  12. I love how the first subscriber game almost immediately becomes not a London.

  13. Levy, of course 95% of the audience is below that rating. 95% of chess players rated in tournament play are below 2000. That's how the system is designed to work, it's all relative.

  14. Between Levy and Aman's London YT tutorials I've switched all my white piece games from E4 to D4 until I climb at least 100 or 200 more in rating. You guys rock!

  15. Noob question. What if I'm black and not white? Do i just have to do something else? lol

  16. Levy, thanks you for the video. It will definitely help me with the London system. I play it a lot. Keep up the good job.

  17. How is pawn c7 a discovered check of black has his light sq bishop blocking.

  18. Thanks to this video and the Caro Kann I just went from 500 to 800 in a week time

  19. I think that for someone learning The London system is the esiest to learn and once you learn this that you can do it with your eyes closed then one can move to another type of game to learrn.

  20. Yes but you are going into another variation don't complicate matters. One system at the time OK? saludos

  21. As a beginner I never looked beyond 1e4 but I think the london system has something for everyone.

  22. 5:48 when pawn to C7 can’t the Queen just take that pawn and protect the Bishop? How is that discovered check? I’m bad sorry

  23. I literally just lost to this today. I’m thinking it was because of your video! Here I thought I liked you…😏

  24. Hey Levy. I am about to go on chessly and sign up for it. Unfortunately there is no information on how much it costs. So can you give me some information about that? I wanted to do the D4 Dinamite but as is said, there's no information. Would be happy to hear from you

  25. Hi Levy, if you have time can you explain why the nasty trick with the white pawn on c6 is so devastating for white. I must be the only one that doesn't get it. Doesn't black Rc8 solve the problem?

  26. There are many Grand Masters that Use the London system as of 2022 you can check grand Masters winning with the Londond system. I want to learned so that I can play it with my eyes closed. nThen one expand one's horizons my opinion

  27. Thanksssss, Levy i learned that now you are the best 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

  28. Second time i tried this I beat Stockfish level 5 on Lichess with an opposite side castle and 2 rooks and a bishop teaming up on the black king. It was beautiful. Thank you Levy, I might have found my new opening, the Italian just wasn't getting it done for me.

  29. As soon as I play Bishop f4 my opponent plays Bishop g4 which stops development of pawn to e3 by pinning my queen. Suggestion anyone?

  30. Out of curiosity what if the knight jumps to F5 attacking the dark squared bishop?

  31. half an hour felt like a 3 minutes blitz, great content!

  32. Hi Levy, you said in some video that sometimes they go autopilot and I can fork with knight on c7.
    Right now happened XD it reminded me that you said it 😀 thx (950 elo)

  33. Thanks for making this. Great explanation and analysis.

  34. The King's Indian has been a bane of my existence using the London

  35. Can you explain why the London is different/better than the Stonewall?

  36. Just bought this course off the back of this video.
    My thanks.

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