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1. Introduction

The Jobava London System

with GM Simon Williams and Blair Connell

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If you're looking for a super simple system to play with White, perhaps the simplest of any openings, then the Jobava London System is the must-buy DVD for your repertoire!

Your first three moves will follow the line 1.d4 2.Nc3 and 3.Bf4; Black has few concrete setups to play against this. The London System is renowned by club players for requiring minimal preparation against openings such as the King's Indian Defence, Grunfeld, Nimzo, Benko, Benoni, Budapest Gambit... the list goes on!

The Jobava London System is perfect for both the club player and GMs alike. Names such as Carlsen, Aronian, Rapport, and of course Baadur Jobava are now playing this exciting and attacking opening regularly.

Presented in the Double Tuition format, your hosts are GM Simon Williams and Blair "Switcheroo" Connell.

  • Introduction 16:16
  • Move Order and Typical Ideas 34:28
  • 1.1 The Critical Line - Introduction 06:02
  • 1.2 The Critical Line - White Goes Gambit Style 23:44
  • 1.3 The Critical Line - The More Reliable Approach 33:38
  • 2 Two Can Play That Game 10:20
  • 3 Black Plays Meekly 16:45
  • 4.1 The Sensible 3...e6 - White Plays Nb5 17:38
  • 4.2 The Sensible 3...e6 - The Slower Approach 25:15
  • 5 Black Plays Scared 17:31
  • 6.1 Black Plays ...g6 - Introduction 13:13
  • 6.2 Black plays ...g6 4 Qd2 The traditional approach 12:37
  • 6.3 Black plays ...g6 - The Modern Approach - Black Plays Badly 18:21
  • 6.4 Black Plays ...g6 - The Modern Approach - The Critical 6...c5 22:38
  • 6.5 Black Plays ...g6 and Allows e4 17:26
  • 7.1 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.e4! 12:17
  • 7.2 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 c5 3.e4! 14:52
  • 7.3 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Bf5 11:42
  • 8 1.d4 with Black playing ...c5 08:49
  • 9 1.d4 Other Black Systems 08:35
  • Conclusion 17:10

Quick info

  • Format: DVD / download (mp4 files)
  • Running Time: 5 hours 58 minutes
  • System Requirements: This DVD will run on all platforms - PC, MAC, games consoles and set top boxes. 525 NTSC
  • File Sizes: 1.46 GB
  • PGN Files: Included, fully annotated

Course Contibutors

  • Simon Williams
    GM Simon Williams
  • Blair Connell

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