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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210 Comments

  1. I’m a beginner player and I love using the knights and queen can you do a video on how to use them together to crush your opponent’s or show which pieces work better in combinations

  2. I think it’s funny that your Russian accent comes out when you get excited. 😊😂

  3. I like this one way better then the other guide for te London u made

  4. Thank you Levy for the video it was really entertaining

  5. The main problem I have is as a beginner/ intermediate when playing good players the idea works and I have a lot of fun till they beat me.with beginners is the exchange as soon as a pawn,bishop, or knight can be taken they are. I would say any advance is killed at once. I struggle to learn and move up as the mid game has the knights/ bishops gone and often the queen

  6. That white bishop ends up trapped after black pushes pawns

  7. The move Nxb8 at 23:40 is the winning move. I'm not a very good chess player, I just saw this exact position in a video yesterday

  8. I'm probably missing something easy,
    Talking about the trap at 5.48, why does this win?
    Surely after pawn C8, Queen C8 and then what? Trade bishops? How is this winning?

  9. Dude you are hilarious. I’m a standup comedian. I can definitely see you on stage telling jokes😂😂😂

  10. SInce I start with the london system I lose all games ahaha

  11. I love the london system, help me getting from 800 to 1000+

  12. Dear Mr. G Chess
    I started playing the london system after watching one of your videos, i did not study it or anything and at first i was losing, but I started learning how to answer my oponents moves and then suddenly I began winning game after game and my elo has been steadily climbing since. I started on + – 320 elo on the 10th of feb this year and by may was 620, with my highest rating being 765 now in august. This is all thanks to your videos and the London system

  13. This was a good video but what do you do if black plays Nh5 after you develop your knight to f3. While is happy to exchange the black bishops on g3, it is a different case for the knight. Is h3 a good move for preventing this or is it a time waster? All in all a great video and I do like this opening.

  14. Slightly lost at 5:47 when Levy says 'pawn to c7 and then discovered check' Where? The King is shielded by the Bishop, the pawn is taken by the Queen and there is no check at all, just Black mopping up a couple of pieces. What am I missing?

  15. Hey, I recently learned your London system and i haven’t lost yet using it. It has been almost two weeks.

  16. I win a lot of games with the London especially when my opponent plays the move Bd6 and I move back to g3 and they take and I take back with the h pawn and the castle short. The open H file is simply a killer

  17. Excuse me, but how does the trap at #5:39 work?? c7, queen takes, then what? d7, king to e7, then what? I don't see a trap here (unless you mean winning the bishop for a pawn was the trap, which of course is cool.. but you said C7, and I don't get that)? What am I missing??

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

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

  20. Lol Floppastyle can crawl back into his Hamas hole

  21. 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

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

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

  24. 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?

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

  26. 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

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

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

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

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

  33. 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.

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

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

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