Originally posted by rob39
Looking to have a go at the london system, anyone one got an idiots guide to how to play it and what are the main themes etc
Hi Rob - with your profile you should be playing the Italian Game!!
However - I feel that I am at a low enough level to advise you.
Whenever I play against the London System I hate it. Its usually lower ranked players and I get the impression that their aim is not to lose early. OK you get a solid position and your pieces of the back rank but its boring and nothing seems to happen.
GP will advocate tou play Spanish or Italian but if you want to get into middle game safely with some tactical chances I recommend the first 12 moves of the Reti System.
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