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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 generally less crucial in most cases.

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

* Mason's Variation: Opening Explorer

* * 3-in-1 video (9:50 mark) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBj...

* Learn the London System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDU...

* H2BLS video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lS...

* Anti-London System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXY...

* Old Benoni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-s...

Disclaimer: Usually FTB watches all video links before posting them. That is NOT the case on this particular page. At some point, FTB will watch them in entirety, but he has only scanned them for now.

Janowski vs Marshall, 1905 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Maroczy, 1906
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs W Cohn, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs H Suechting, 1906
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Vidmar vs Schlechter, 1906
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Suechting vs O Bernstein, 1906
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Teichmann vs O Bernstein, 1906
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Notes by Lasker
Rubinstein vs J Perlis, 1906  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

E Cohn vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

E Cohn vs H Wolf, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Maroczy vs J Kvicala, 1908
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Vidmar vs Teichmann, 1908
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System Ne5 Stonewall Attk (D02) 1-0 Battery on g-file
Vidmar vs A Rabinovich, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 En prise Knights make you think
Vidmar vs Rotlewi, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs B Kostic, 1911
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Z von Balla, 1912
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Cohn vs J Giersing, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Dus Chotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Flamberg, 1914
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Showalter, 1916 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs C Jaffe, 1917 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs O Chajes, 1918
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs O Chajes, 1918
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Janowski vs O Chajes, 1918 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs J S Morrison, 1918
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

London System: Poisoned Pawn Var (D02) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Vidmar vs Reti, 1918
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

Saemisch vs A Schropp, 1920
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Euwe, 1922 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Maroczy vs Bogoljubov, 1923 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Janowski vs Marshall, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 0-1

London System vs. Qb6 (D02) 1/2-1/2 QxQb3, Kside P storm
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1925
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System vs Purdy/Horwitz Def 7...c5 (A40) 1-0 Kside attks
Tarrasch vs Spielmann, 1925
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 4...?
O Garcia Vera vs R Grau, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

London System 5.c4 vs Dutch Stonewall (D02) 1/2-1/2 K walk
Z Vecsey vs J Hasek, 1930
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

An exchange sacrifice for a won Pawn ending
Vidmar vs Flohr, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 85 moves, 0-1

S Landau vs G Fontein, 1939
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Indian bites London Stem (A45) 0-1 P fork trick, Q+ fork
Shuler vs C S Hall, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Lasker's NY System (A07) Qs & Ps ending, outside passer
J Flesch vs N Spiridonov, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Indian Game 2.Bf4 (A45) 0-1Boden's mate upon aimless woodpusher
Muskietorz vs J Salt, 1958 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

It's a gambit w/an exchange sacrifice to remove the guard
A E Blackmar vs Farrar, 1881 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack vs QGD Tartakakower Nf8 (D00) 1-0 Semi-Bad Bs
J Mason vs Wittek, 1882 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

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

London System w/0-0-0 vs Classical Dutch (A40) 0-1Bad sacrifice
N Giffard vs S Williams, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 JHB immediately attacks the Kside
Blackburne vs Harmonist, 1889 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

London System vs Bg7, 0-0 (A48) 1-0 RxB+ sac deflection
Keres vs Bronstein, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

London System vs Bg7, 0-0 (D02) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

London System Ng5, h4 (D02) 1-0 One bad move ruins 40 good ones
H Trevenen vs R Bruce, 1947 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

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

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 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

Game 1 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies' by Sam Collins
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

London System vs Double fianchetto, 0-0 (D02) 1-0 Stockfish
Kasparov vs Kengis, 1977 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 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 3.h3 vs Indian Game: Bg7 (A48) 1-0
Colle vs Euwe, 1923 
(A48) King's Indian, 29 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 Delayed Spike (D02) 0-1 Neat P race
Tomashevsky vs Y Kruppa, 2002 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 early P on 7th; Stockfish notes
Spassky vs Bukic, 1978 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 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 (D02) 1-0 What's your preference?
Von Scheve vs Chigorin, 1902 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 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 $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 vs Tarrasch Def (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 vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 0-1 R interference fails!
Vidmar vs E Cohn, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin Var (D02) 1-0
Koneru vs T Sabure, 2006 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

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

London System vs Qb6 (D02) 1-0 Promotion mate looms
A Brinckmann vs Sprecher, 1920 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Krause Var Qxb2?1 (D02) 1-0 K flush
Schlechter vs Leonhardt, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

London System Qb3 vs Qb6 (D02) 1-0 Sitting R sac for promotion
Capablanca vs O Tipal, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack QxQb3 (D00) 1-0 Blitz; notes by Stockfish
Grischuk vs M Bartel, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

London System 6.Qb3 c4 7.Qc2 (D02) 0-1 36.?
V Rozic vs M Velcheva, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

London System 7...QxQb3 (D02) 0-1 Central connected passers
Sevan A Muradian vs N Karas, 2011
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

London System BxNe5 (D02) 1-0 Bxh6 initiates Kside assault
Shirov vs Sakaev, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

London System NxNe5 (D02) 1-0 Promotions
Dzindzichashvili vs Psakhis, 2001
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 0-1

London System vs Bb7 QID (D02) 0-1 Minority Attack
S Stanek vs K Nikolaidis, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs. Bf5, e6, Nc6 (D02) 1/2-missed Qxh7 deflect sac
Polugaevsky vs Vaganian, 1981 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System/Delayed Stonewall Attack (D02) 0-1 26.?
Hoang Thong Tu vs J Gonzalez Garcia, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

London System 0-0 then BxBg3 (D02) 1-0 Women's world blitz
G Nakhbayeva vs Marta Garcia Martin, 2018
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Hebden vs J Szabolcsi, 1989
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Hebden vs G Fish, 2001
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack vs Black Dbl Fio (D00) 1-0
Zhao Jun vs M Flores, 2019
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Bf4, Bf5xBd3 (A45) 1-0
Zhao Jun vs Wei Yi, 2016
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0
Wei Yi vs Ganguly, 2016
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0
Wei Yi vs P Tregubov, 2016
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0
Wei Yi vs Aronian, 2016
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0
Wei Yi vs Xiongjian Peng, 2017 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0
Wei Yi vs V Malakhov, 2016 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0
Wei Yi vs A Adly, 2016
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0
Wei Yi vs A G Aleksandrov, 2017 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Degraeve, 1992
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Kharlov, 1992
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs M Basto Auzmendi, 1994
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Shcherbakov, 1995
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs A Chernin, 1994
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Sadler, 1995 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Hector, 1995
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bisguier vs N Davies, 1981 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

W So vs Karjakin, 2017
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

W So vs L Dominguez, 2017 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Timman, 1977
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1993 
(A48) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 blitz
Eljanov vs Ponomariov, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 33.?
Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 QxRs on back rank
J Hamark vs J M Bellon Lopez, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Caruana, 2017 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

London System Copycat 7.NxBg6 hxN (D02) 1/2-1/2 Blitz
J K Duda vs G Sargissian, 2019
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Be2 b6 7.0-0 Bb7
Daniel Chan vs K Edvardsson, 2018 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Rat Def./Modern Def (for lines with ...g6) (A41) 0-1Anti-London
Tran Tuan Minh vs F Rambaldi, 2015
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 0-1

Rat Def./Modern Def (for lines with ...g6) (A41) 0-1Anti-London
G Gardi vs F Cavatorta, 2005 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 35 moves, 0-1

Rat Def./Modern Def (for lines with ...g6) (A41) 0-1Anti-London
N Tsoi vs I Krush, 2012 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 52 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Q Pawn Fianchetto ? (A40) 0-1 Stockfish notes
H Kreindl vs J Horvath, 2003
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Pseudo-London vs Dbl Fio/Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 h-file
D A Blair vs J Luchan, 2011
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

London System, Poisoned P (A45/D02) 1-0 Hog on the 7th
Wei Yi vs B D Deac, 2017
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Smyslov vs Geller, 1961
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

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