You are looking for an opening with the following attributes:
1. easy to learn
2. extremely solid
3. full of poison
4. fascinating positions
5. relatively unknown
6. plenty of scope for own ideas
It is interesting to note that the London-System is very well known in amateur circles as White can reach a playable position after the opening phase without having to have a lot of theory knowledge. This fact alone underlines the solidity of the London-System.
As the system covers all variations after 1 .d4 d5 (lazy people can also use it against 1 ...Nf6), it must be regarded as a universal weapon. But if this system is so good, then why is it still so little-known?
I can only guess at the reason - probably the opinion established itself at higher levels that the London-System (LS) would not have enough bite to seriously endanger Black.
However, there are also a few people among the top grandmasters who think otherwise. Gata Kamsky for instance used the London-System with reasonable success and the London-System is very popular one or perhaps two steps lower down at the IM- to FM-level, as White can easily avoid long theory variations, forcing his opponent to play chess from the very beginning.
The much-praised solidity should not be mistaken for boredom as in truth the concept for a very dangerous kingside attack is inherent in the London-System. Numerous games have been decided in favour of White long before the 30th move just because Black underestimated the white set-up.
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[Event "Ch Czechoslovakia (team) 1990/91"]
[White "Blatny Pavel (CZE)"]
[Black "Jurek Josef (CZE)"]
1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Nbd2 Be7 6. Bd3 Nh5 7. Qe2 d6 8. h4
Nxf4 9. exf4 Nd7 10. f5 exf5 11. Bxf5 g6 12. Be4 c6 13. h5 Rg8 14. O-O-O Nf6
15. hxg6 hxg6 16. Rde1 Kd7 17. Ng5 Qf8 18. d5 cxd5 19. Bd3 Rc8 20. Bb5+ Kd8 21.
Qe6 Rxc2+ 22. Kxc2 fxe6 23. Nxe6+ Kc8 24. Nxf8 Bxf8 25. Nb3 a6 26. Bd3 Kd7 27.
Nd4 Ne4 28. f3 Bg7 29. fxe4 Bxd4 30. Rh7+ Rg7 31. Rxg7+ Bxg7 32. exd5 Bxd5 33.
Bxg6 Be5 34. g4 Ke6 35. Rf1 Ke7 36. Bd3 b5 37. g5 Be6 38. b3 Bd7 39. b4 Be6 40.
a3 Bd5 41. g6 Bg7 42. Re1+ Be5 43. Be4 Be6 44. Rf1 Bc4 45. Rf3 Bf6 46. Bb7 d5
47. Rf5 Ke6 48. Bc8+ Ke7 49. Bxa6 Ke6 50. Bc8+ Ke7 51. Rf3 d4 52. Bf5 Bd5 53.
A nice video by FM Grant Szuveges on the London System and Torre Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RML...
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