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  1. A46 London System # 2 [White]
    Indian Game [London System]
    44 games, 2007-2013

  2. A48 London System # 3 [Black]
    Indian Game [London System]
    42 games, 1994-2012

  3. AMAZING CHECKMATE!
    These are games that have combinations that lead into checkmate. A lot of them are unexpected, surprising moves by great masters of the game!
    9 games, 1788-2006

  4. Arena9's favorite games Stonewall
    3 games, 1893-1909

  5. B07 Pirc: Lion [Black]
    16 games, 1983-2013

  6. D00 London System # 4 [Black]
    26 games, 2012-2015

  7. Harry Nelson Pillsbury
    The great master who discovered the strengths of the Queen's pawn game. His handling of the pieces is called the Pillsbury attack.
    6 games, 1893-1909

  8. HarryP's Stonewall collection
    13 games, 1893-2001

  9. KID ATTACK
    1 game, 1848

  10. KYd2d4's Favorite Stonewall Attack Games
    For you Stonewallers out there to enjoy!
    6 games, 1893-1899

  11. London System Collection
    I'm writing a book on the London System and these games will be in it.
    24 games, 1882-2007

  12. Pirc
    Pirc Defense great games from White and Black points of view.
    10 games, 1962-2012

  13. Stonewall
    Advanced attacking techniques with the QP Stonewall attack
    5 games, 1892-2000

  14. Stonewall black Bg4
    1 game, 1909

  15. The Taimanov 9.Ne1 variation of the KID
    This line first came to prominence with Taimanov's two victories in the Soviet Championship in 1952.

    A big leap forward was taken the following year by Gligoric in his games with Najdorf and Eliskases, where the Rf7, Bf8 manoeuvre was first tried, with great success. This became known as the 'Mar del Plata variation', after the location of the tournament where these games were played. Najdorf himself then used this plan to defeat Taimanov in the 1953 Candidates tournament in Zurich. These games taken together seemed to have convinced the leading grandmasters that this line was simply too dangerous for White. Fischer even commented that the line had been virtually worked out to a forced mate for Black.

    The line remained unpopular at the top level until Korchnoi revived it in the late 80's and early 90's, when he introduced many ideas and crushed several leading grandmaters, even coming very close to defeating Kasparov. Kasparov also had a very close call in 1997 against Piket, who was one of the first to try the new gambit idea 13.Rc1!? at the highest level. This may have contributed to Kasparov's decision to give up the King's Indian from that year on.


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    After 9.Ne1!


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    After 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Be3 f5 11.f3 f4 12.Bf2 g5

    <The system of defence on the kingside devised by Taimanov looks very impressive: the pawns, deployed on the light squares, create a kind of crenellated fortress wall, and the dark-squared bishop covers all the gaps between the crenellations.> - David Bronstein


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    After 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Nd3 f5 11.Bd2 Nf6 12.f3 f4


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    After 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.f3 f5 11.g4

    This games collection has been inspired by refutor's excellent Game Collection: D44!.

    84 games, 1952-2015

  16. X Games from N. Davies "London-System" DVD
    Need to add games 4,5,6,14,17,18,20,22 (not on chessgames.com)
    13 games, 1954-1999

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