Named after the London Chess Club
The London System is a chess opening that is characterized by the moves 1.d4, 2.Nf3, and 3.Bf4. This opening is named after the London Chess Club, where it was first popularized. It is considered to be a solid and flexible system that aims to control the center and to develop the pieces quickly.
The London System is a popular choice among club players and amateurs because of its simplicity and solidity. It’s one of the most flexible openings, as it allows for different plans and setups depending on the position and the opponent’s moves. The London System is suitable for players who prefer a positional and solid game, rather than a tactical one.
The London System can be played against different defenses, such as the Sicilian Defense, the French Defense, and the Pirc Defense. The London system can be played with different setups, such as the “King’s Indian Attack” setup, which aims to put pressure on the opponent’s kingside, and the “Torre Attack” setup, which aims to put pressure on the opponent’s queenside.