London System

Chessboard showing the London System with the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 played
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Play against Stockfish

The London System is considered easy to learn and a solid and safe setup for White against most of Black’s opening variations, which is why it is especially popular with club players. Some, however, also characterize it as boring and draw-prone opening.

Video Content

Eric Rosen often plays the London system in his streams. So he also has several videos about this opening. One of these videos is a lecture on the Saint Louis Chess Club YouTube channel: Beat Good Players with the London

If you want to learn more about the theory of the London opening, I can recommend this video series by Hanging Pawns. In the videos he goes into the theory of the opening and explains how to respond to different responses from black.


One of the oldest documented games using the London system is a game between James Mason (White) and Joseph Henry Blackburne (Black) played at a tournament in London in 1883.

Studies about the London System

Learn the London System using public studies.

London System Repertoire
1053 by SummerAndo

Repertoire for white in the London System.

Jobava London System
47 by Gilbert

A comprehensive look at the off-beat and now trending Jobava variation of the London system.

London Traps Training
29 by Ilitsj

Win material, get a winning position or mate the oppononent with these London tricks. All these studies are public information and are gathered from Youtube, Lichess and other sites.

The Positional and Aggressive Rapport Jobava London System
28 by BlitzableOnLiStudy

Welcome to my Chess Opening Course of the Rapport-Jobava London System! The Rapport-Jobava London System is a infallible opening which is moderately low and theory and quite easy to play. This Opening system is very flexible. Bf4 Nc3 Targets are on the queenside. This Opening System meets both aggressive and positional player's desire and objective. Either tamed or bewildered the choice is up to you!

Londom System
12 by Randy2206

Este es el sistema londres y las diversas variantes que pueden suscitarse dentro de este patrón de juego, es eficaz a la hora de jugar con blancas y es capaz de dejar las piezas del rival en estado de inmovilidad permitiendonos atacar efectivamente el flanco de rey

Defense against london by gothamchess and agadmator
12 by tiranor

Taken from lichess, with games examples

Play against Stockfish

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Play against the London System

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