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🔹 The London System: Essential Theory, TRAPS to Win Fast –
In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares with you the top 5 chess opening traps in the London System for White. The London System is a chess opening for White that can be used against virtually any Black defense, where White usually plays the following setup: 1.d4 2.Nf3 3.Bf4 4.e3 5.c3.
The London System opening is extremely popular nowadays mainly because of its simplicity and the rock-solid pawn structure for White in the center.
These traps are of high quality, meaning that you don’t play any bad moves, desperately hoping for your opponent to fall for the traps. Rather, you play very solid moves so you get a great position even if your opponents don’t fall for the traps.
Whether you play the London System as White, or wish to give it a shot after watching this, or want to be aware of this trap as Black, you’re going to love this video lesson!
00:00 Top 5 Chess Opening Traps in London System
00:56 Trap-1: Mainline of the London System
01:59 Exploiting Black’s weakness
05:25 White’s nasty checkmating attack
06:23 Trap-2: If Black tries to push e5
09:12 Trap-3: Deadly kingside attack
10:56 GM Smirnov won 3 games with this trap
12:45 Trap-4: If Black develops Bg4 earlier
14:10 Reversed Cambridge Springs Trap
15:38 Trap-5: If Black plays symmetrically
18:58 Puzzle of the day: can you find the win?
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