80/20 Tactics Multiplier #04
Typical Tactic Ideas in The London System – IM Eric Rosen
If you want to really know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough.If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough.
Each opening has its own unique tactical patterns. Patterns you need to know to succeed.
IM Eric Rosen’s course on the essential tactics in the London System gives you a complete understanding of the typical patterns for both sides.
Even if you only play against the London System, knowledge of these resources will prove invaluable.
The London System is a flexible opening which White can use virtually against any of Black’s setups. This makes it the perfect choice for players who prefer to understand key strategic and tactical ideas instead of having to memorize an endless number of theoretical variations.
The aim of this DVD is to give you a high-level understanding of the typical themes of the London System, and really cement this knowledge in your long-term memory with the included practical tests.
Introduction: About this course
Part 1: Lessons in the London System
- London System: Magnus style! (Carlsen – Bosiocic)
- Grischuk crushes the King’s Indian (Grischuk – Khusnutdinov)
- Organizing your attack (Rosen – NN)
- Nakamura beats the London in 11 moves (Bareev – Nakamura)
- Studying new variations with an engine (Stockfish – Rosen)
- The best line against the London (Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora – Viktor Laznicka)
- Countering the “best line”
- Setting up a devastating attack (Rosen – Do)
- Playing the London in bullet (Rosen – NN)
Part 2: Tactics Explained
- Didn't see that coming...
- Most famous London tactic
- Crazy novelty
- Simple and venomous Nc3
- Positional and tactical chess combined
- Activity over material
- Identifying targets
- Knockout punch
- Kingside destruction
- Capitalizing on the awkward queen
- Punishing greed
- Common trap
- Double attack (piece targets)
- Double attack (pawn targets)
- Attacking the uncastled king
- Leveraging the open h-file
- Most common London trap
- Punishing black’s weaknesses
- Restricting the opponent
- Pin and win
- Poison pawn
- Rubinstein plays the London!
- Simple oversight
- Sacrificing to rip open the castled king
- Forcing moves
- Tactics for positional purposes
- Taking down the King’s Indian setup
- White blunders on move 4
- Cruel and unusual tactic
- Concrete calculation
- Unusually strong positional idea
- Capitalizing on an awkward setup
- Aronian’s awesome attack
- Super GM destroys a master with creative play
- Positional bind leads to tactical massacre
- Beating an IM in 9 moves with epic queen sac
- Look for the counterattack!
- Black should have castled sooner
- Unstoppable threat
- Double piece sac to mate
- Don’t mess with Naroditsky
- Overwhelming attack
- Unexpected intermezzo
- GM crushes 2100 in a positional masterpiece
- The power of alignment
- Super GM Gelfand falls into deep prep
- Aronian’s creative miniature win over Nepomniachti
- Grandmaster makes quick work of amateur
- Breaking through a locked position
- Grandmaster brutally attacks 1800