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Looney Strategies Big Ben told Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Siegbert Tarrasch wrote in the preface of his book, The Game of Chess:

I always feel a slight feeling of compassion for the man who has no knowledge of chess, as he would for the man who has ignored love; chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy. The way to this happiness is what I have tried to show in this book.

For those who want to play chess but dislike keeping up with the latest opening theory, try the London System. Yes, it does have it's own opening theory, but knowledge of such is perhaps less crucial in some cases.

* VK plays P-Q4: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Mason's Variation: Opening Explorer

London System Bd6xBf4 (D02) 1-0 Notes; Prophylaxis against e5
Rubinstein vs K Treybal, 1912  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

London System BxBf4 exBf4 (D02) 1-0 Qside assault w/N & Heavies
R Storm vs Blatny, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

London System vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Q trap w/Poisoned Pawn
P Donrault vs C Michaud, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 319 in Kramnik - My Life and Games
Kramnik vs N Grandelius, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

London System vs Steinitz CG (D02) 0-1 Delayed 0-0-0
Carlsen vs A Korobov, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

London $ystem vs Semi-Tarrasch (D02) 1-0 Minority Attack, R EG
R Appel vs M Sebag, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

London System Ne5 vs Qc7, Bd6 (D02) 1-0 Plenty of pin action
S E Christensen vs M Karttunen, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

London $ystem vs KID (A48) 1-0 Pin backward P on half-open file
Le Thao Nguyen Pham vs I Zenyuk, 2008 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID Dbl Fio (A48) 1-0 R on 7th, B pair, etc.
V Burmakin vs Semeniuk, 2001
(A48) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

London System vs Delayed Spike (D02) 0-1 Neat P race
Tomashevsky vs Y Kruppa, 2002 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

London System Be2 vs Qb6 (D02) 1-0 Flanks, then W surges in C
M Amanov vs B Kharchenko, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

London System vs Chigorin Def (D02) 1-0 FABULOUS R SACS!!
Larsen vs J Kristiansen, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

London System BxBd6, Ne5 vs Ne4(A46) 1-0Qside positional battle
J Geller vs G Kozlov, 2009
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

London System/Krause d5, c5. Colle-like ...e5 dxc5 (D02) 1-0
B Vager vs L Tkacheva, 1995
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attk, resembles Colle w/dxc5 & e4 (D02) 1-0
P Salinas Herrera vs S Donoso Diaz, 2018
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

London System (A46) 0-1 Qside space advantage
Abetisian vs Karpov, 1967 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

London System vs Reversed Reti (D02) 0-1Black space, initiative
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1963 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

London System vs Double Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 London 1922
Capablanca vs Reti, 1922  
(A48) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 What's your preference?
Von Scheve vs Chigorin, 1902 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1/2-1/2 Tactical oversight
Rubinstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System (D02) 1-0 Notes by Richard Teichmann
Von Bardeleben vs J Mieses, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1/2-1/2 White got nowhere
Carlos Torre vs Spielmann, 1925
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System (D02) 1-0 Black exchanges off both Bs in 8 moves
O Dimakiling vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2006
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 100 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 Pins contain threats; 2 hogs on 7th
B Skutta vs Davaademberel Nomin-Erdene, 2017
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 The unprotected Black Q allows tactics
J Carlstedt vs Falko Meyer, 2018
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 h-pawn lever forges interesting start
V Yumakhuzhin vs S Golubov, 2018
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 82 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 The Bishops exit early in the game
T S Ravi vs S D Swapnil, 2018
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Open g-file swaps off Qs
S T Ansell vs P Villegas, 2018
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Short, 1987
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

J Ashwin vs Kesav Viswanadha, 2017
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

E S Rosen vs S Agdestein, 2017
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

C Renner vs T Lowitz, 2006
(A48) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs H Melkumyan, 2016 
(A48) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

K Mona vs N Dzagnidze, 2017 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

J Cueto Chajtur vs C Kaituu, 2014
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 1-0

M Gorozhanin vs S Klimakovs, 2017
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Ju Wenjun vs N Lane, 2017 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs J L Hammer, 2015
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Koenig vs H Weiss, 1919 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

M S Tseitlin vs K Liesmann, 1999 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Bronstein, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kengis, 1977 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs O Tipal, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs Harmonist, 1889 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

J Mason vs Wittek, 1882 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Sakaev, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Bukic, 1978 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

London System Qb6 vs Qc1 (A46) 1-0 Topalov was 14
G Minchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

S Stanek vs K Nikolaidis, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

London System BxBg3 (D02) 0-1 Mistimed pawn advances
Lasker vs I G Gilbert, 1926 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

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