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  1. 98_A46+A48+D02 ... L O N D O N SYSTEM !!!
    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.

    check out for more (Artverwandte):

    Game Collection: A46 London System # 2 (White) ; Game Collection: A46 London System # 2 (Black) ; Game Collection: London Bridges Fredthebear Crossed ; Game Collection: London system ; Game Collection: D02 London System # 1 (White) ; Game Collection: D02 London System # 1 (Black) ; Game Collection: A48 London System # 3 (Black) (D'oh!);

    [Event "Ch Czechoslovakia (team) 1990/91"]
    [Site "Czechoslovakia"]
    [Date "1991.??.??"]
    [Round "10"]
    [White "Blatny Pavel (CZE)"]
    [Black "Jurek Josef (CZE)"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "A47"]
    [WhiteElo "2480"]
    [BlackElo "2384"]

    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. Rf1 1-0

    A nice video by FM Grant Szuveges on the London System and Torre Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RML...

    check: Game Collection: Anti-KIDs

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (171 games)

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (121 games)

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (97 games)

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (90 games)

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (68 games)

    check out: Game Collection: QP System with Bf4 (London, Tarzan, Veresov)

    387 games, 1905-2017

  2. 98_A53-A55_OLD Indian Defense (aka Altindisch)
    Old Indian (A53) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3 (A54) Old Indian, Main line (A55)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_In...
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altind...

    (Cloned from a collection by ?)--yiotta

    "The Hanham Variation of the Old Indian Defence is known as a solid setup quite similar (or even identical) to the original Hanham line in the Philidor Defence. However, a thorough investigation of the Hanham Old Indian is not available so far. The book presented here intends to offer a systematic synopsis of the Old Indian main line, i.e. all variations in which Black has to play against the „classic“ e4/d4/c4 center formation. After an introducing survey on the history of the Old Indian Defence (including ten selected master games played with this opening), the systematic part is divided into seven chapters: The classical main line (White plays Be2), the fianchetto line (White plays Nf3 and g3, Bg2), the Nge2 fianchetto line (White plays Nge2 and g3, Bg2), the Nge2 side lines (Nge2 combined with various moves as h3, Be3), the Sämisch line (White plays f2-f3), the early blockade variations (d4-d5 combined with various setups as Bd3, Nge2) and finally a chapter on miscellaneous sidelines." https://www.amazon.de/Novelties-Old... http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/che...

    = = = Some players with black = = =

    Hickl: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chigorin: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Capablanca: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Bronstein: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (57 games)

    Petrosian: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Kotov: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Boleslavsky: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Larsen: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Movsesian: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (27 games)

    Granda Zuniga: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Jobava: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Galego http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    47 games, 1906-2014

  3. 98_D04_Colle System
    compiled by Whiteshark, I believe
    70 games, 1893-2014

  4. 98_D05/A46_Colle Zukertort (the b3-Colle)
    The b3-Colle, a.k.a. <Rubinstein Attack>, a strategy you can use the rest of your life.

    The Colle-Zukertort, or more accurately the <"Zukertort variation of the Colle System,"> is a chess opening strategy where White locks up the center, causing transportation issues for Black, and can then attack the enemy King.

    http://zukertort.com/

    <One variation on the Colle is the Colle–Zukertort System (named for Johannes Zukertort), characterized by developing the dark-squared bishop on b2. The typical plan is: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bd3 c5 5.b3 Nc6 6.0-0 Bd6 7.Bb2 0-0. In this variation White will eventually play for a kingside attack, despite his apparently innocuous development. This system has been frequently employed at grandmaster level by Artur Yusupov.> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colle_...

    Rudel, David (2009). Zuke 'Em: The Colle–Zukertort Revolutionized. Thinkers Press. ISBN 1-888710-39-X

    check Game Collection: Anti-KIDs

    85 games, 1881-2016

  5. A08 King's Indian Attack [Black]
    Cloned from collection by <chess.master>; tired of having problems as Black with this nonsense.
    46 games, 1969-2012

  6. Beating the Benoni
    (or not)
    23 games, 1912-2014

  7. colle & related systems
    101g capa 1 rub 12 colle ed 23 kolty 20 nimz 4 yusepov 10 polgar 4 przep 3 euwe 3
    100 games, 1855-2005

  8. colle system
    20 games, 1950-1986

  9. E76 KID: Four Pawns Attack [White]
    Cloned from collection by chess.master
    49 games, 1956-2015

  10. English Defense
    First 12 games compiled by gmann
    12 games, 1975-2001

  11. Exploring the Schara Gambit
    Inspired by Ken Smith (even though he doesn't remind me all that much of Rubinstein)
    5 games, 1964-2014

  12. Fun with the Philidor, the Pirc (& the Lion)
    10 games, 1967-2014

  13. Guess the Move
    38 games, 1857-2012

  14. Having fun with the Caro-Kann
    Disproving the idea that the Caro is drawish and boring
    29 games, 1910-2013

  15. Having fun with the English
    12 games, 1936-2017

  16. Having fun with the French
    This is the real chess!!!
    69 games, 1850-2016

  17. Having Fun With the London & Colle Systems
    9 games, 1914-2018

  18. Having Fun with the Old Indian (and The Rat)
    Or whatever it's called
    46 games, 1912-2015

  19. Having fun with the QP
    87 games, 1873-2018

  20. Having fun with the Sicilian
    19 games, 1959-2005

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