Play the London System - by Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
It’s no secret why the London System is such a popular opening, especially at club level. White’s development plan is very easy to learn, and it can be employed against virtually any defence.
What’s more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely another good reason to play it!
In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala presents a reliable repertoire for White with the London System. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his vast experience in the opening, Lakdawala reveals all his secrets and explains in detail the typical plans and tactics for both sides.
This book tells you everything you need to know about the London System.
• A repertoire for White with the London System
• Covers both the main lines and tricky sidelines
• Includes game summaries with key points to remember
Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for 30 years, and coaches some of the top junior players in the US.
1 1...d5 with an early...e6 10
2 1...d5 without an early ...e6 40
3 London versus Queen’s Indian 75
4 London versus Grünfeld 107
5 London versus Reversed Réti 132
6 London versus King’s Indian 153
7 London versus Dutch 178
8 London versus Benoni 198
9 Other Lines 213
10 An Inconvenient Move Order 230
Index of Variations 246
Index of Games 252