Introduction to the London System

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The London System Adrien Demuth

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World Champion Magnus Carlsen recently brought the London System back into fashion. Grandmaster Adrien Demuth, a helper of the French national team at the last couple of Olympiads, provides a complete repertoire for White. Get your opponent out of his or her comfort zone while avoiding long theoretical lines!


Learn the many different subtleties of the London System and build a reliable repertoire as White.

Additional information about the video

In this introduction to his series on the London System for White, Adrien explains
the move orders he's chosen and gives a quick overview of the options for Black that are covered in the upcoming videos.


  • Introduction to the London System

    12:59 min
  • Part 1: Early sidelines on move 2

    55:47 min
  • Part 2: Black defers the moves ...c5 and ...Nc6

    30:39 min
  • Part 3: Black plays an early ...Qb6

    32:55 min
  • Part 4: Transposing to the Exchange Caro-Kann

    27:41 min
  • Part 5: Black develops his bishop with 5...Bg4 or 5...Bf5

    21:29 min
  • Part 6: Black plays ...c5, ...e6 and ...Be7

    27:01 min
  • Part 7: Black tries the modern lines with ...Nh5

    24:11 min
  • Part 8: Black plays the main line with 6...Bd6

    38:13 min
  • Part 9: Various second moves for Black after 1...Nf6 2.Bf4

    40:25 min
  • Part 10: Black plays 1...Nf6 2.Bf4 e6

    31:09 min
  • Part 11: Grünfeld and King's Indian Systems

    34:35 min
  • Part 12: Dutch Defence, other 1st moves & conclusion

    32:21 min
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