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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov teaches how to play the Jobava London System chess opening as White. It is a variant of the London System which occurs after the following moves of White: 1.d4 2.Bf4 3.Nc3. It is very easy to learn and gives White great winning chances in just a few moves.
This opening variation was popularized by the Georgian grandmaster Baadur Jobava, successfully employing it against Veselin Topalov and Ruslan Ponomariov, also known as the Rapport-Jobava System, which is characterized by the moves 1.d4 2.Nc3 3.Bf4.
A funny note is that the 2nd most played line by Black loses in just 3 moves. You will also learn the key middlegame plan for White in the main variation.
00:00 Funniest chess opening (Black loses in 3 moves)
00:32 The Jobava London System chess opening
01:39 2nd most played line loses in 3 moves for Black
03:23 If Black plays 3…e6
06:04 If Black plays 3…a6
07:58 Key middlegame plan for White
09:26 If Black exchanges pawns with dxe4
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