Winning with the Modern London 1 & 2 (2 Books)
Winning with the Modern London System Part 2 by Nikola Sedlak
At the present moment the London System is becoming increasingly popular at the top level - even in ‘classical’ tournament games, although it’s much more often seen in rapid.
Currently the top players who use it most frequently are American Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and Russian Grandmaster Boris Grachev, while other top players occasionally have it in their repertoire, usually using it as a surprise weapon. Among them are Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and others.
Also a great contribution to this system came from the French Grandmaster Eric Prie, who plays it in a very original and active manner.
Arkadij Naiditsch: "After the first book was published, I started to play a lot of the 1.d4- Nf3- Bf4 setups myself, using many different move-orders and with excellent results. Now that the 2nd part of the book has been published, with improvements on the first book and the main focus on the ...g6 and ...e6 setups, players of the white pieces now have an easy-to-learn — and very tricky-to-meet — repertoire, which can become a great weapon in practical games against any level of opponent!"
ISBN: 978-615-80713-3-8, paperback 216 pages, Chess Evolution
Winning with the
Modern London System by Nikola Sedlak
A complete opening repertoire
for White against 1.d4 d5
Paperback, 222 pages
In this book the London System opening is presented using all of the most
important games with thorough comments, through which the readers
will have the opportunity to understand the essence of this opening, which has a future ahead of it and a lot of space for growth and
The book comprises the most important parts
of this opening, and also the ideas reached through the experience of playing
games in tournaments, as well as the positions analysed in collaboration
with Grandmaster Ferenc Berkes. But there should always be room,
if a player chooses this opening, for some new interesting idea during the
game itself, because either side (both White and Black) can encounter
something new and unexplored in a relatively early phase of the game.
Therein lies the beauty of chess: creativity, freedom to mix things up, and
an abundance of possibilities and ideas for a game of high quality.
This book will be very helpful to most chess players in building
a strong foundation in order to be able to use this opening in praxis.
At this point it’s important to say a few words about the move order. Many
players enter this system with 2.Nf3 and 3.Bf4. Positions reached after
2.Nf3 are usually identical to those with 2.Nf4, but that move order is actually
less elastic and it narrows down White’s options. It is for this reason
that promoting the development of the bishop on the 2nd move as
the main move order. Those differences in options will be the most obvious
in chapters 2 and 4.