In Episode 4 of Season 24 of his Opening Clinic, Jan Gustafsson gives another update on his Vienna series, "mainly because everybody, but especially Vishy Anand, seems to have decided to play the Vienna against Magnus". He also tackles the "system" 1.d4 d5 2.Be3, or 1.d4 Nf6 2.Be3, which you probably shouldn't try at home. What you should try is the London System, which French Grandmaster Adrien Demuth covers in 13 videos and almost 7 hours for a new chess24 video series.
For this episode Jan wasn't asked about the London System, but Adrien Demuth's newly-released chess24 video series should answer all your questions. The great virtue of the London System, which often begins 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4, is that as Adrien explains it can "basically be played against any opening", including such diametrically opposed lines as the Queen's Gambit and the King's Indian. The ease with which it could be played always made it popular among beginners, but the opening was long considered only half-correct. That's all changed, as players such as World Champion Magnus Carlsen have refined the system and now play it at the very highest level. Check it out!
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