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The London System - IM Eric Rosen - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

Volume 4

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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

  1. London System: Magnus style! (Carlsen – Bosiocic)
  2. Grischuk crushes the King’s Indian (Grischuk – Khusnutdinov)
  3. Organizing your attack (Rosen – NN)
  4. Nakamura beats the London in 11 moves (Bareev – Nakamura)
  5. Studying new variations with an engine (Stockfish – Rosen)
  6. The best line against the London (Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora – Viktor Laznicka)
  7. Countering the “best line”
  8. Setting up a devastating attack (Rosen – Do)
  9. Playing the London in bullet (Rosen – NN)

Part 2: Tactics Explained

  1. Didn't see that coming...
  2. Most famous London tactic
  3. Crazy novelty
  4. Simple and venomous Nc3
  5. Positional and tactical chess combined
  6. Activity over material
  7. Identifying targets
  8. Knockout punch
  9. Kingside destruction
  10. Capitalizing on the awkward queen
  11. Punishing greed
  12. Common trap
  13. Double attack (piece targets)
  14. Double attack (pawn targets)
  15. Attacking the uncastled king
  16. Leveraging the open h-file
  17. Most common London trap
  18. Punishing black’s weaknesses
  19. Restricting the opponent
  20. Pin and win
  21. Poison pawn
  22. Rubinstein plays the London!
  23. Simple oversight
  24. Sacrificing to rip open the castled king
  25. Forcing moves
  26. Tactics for positional purposes
  27. Taking down the King’s Indian setup
  28. White blunders on move 4
  29. Cruel and unusual tactic
  30. Concrete calculation
  31. Unusually strong positional idea
  32. Capitalizing on an awkward setup
  33. Aronian’s awesome attack
  34. Super GM destroys a master with creative play
  35. Positional bind leads to tactical massacre
  36. Beating an IM in 9 moves with epic queen sac
  37. Look for the counterattack!
  38. Black should have castled sooner
  39. Unstoppable threat
  40. Double piece sac to mate
  41. Don’t mess with Naroditsky
  42. Overwhelming attack
  43. Unexpected intermezzo
  44. GM crushes 2100 in a positional masterpiece
  45. The power of alignment
  46. Super GM Gelfand falls into deep prep
  47. Aronian’s creative miniature win over Nepomniachti
  48. Grandmaster makes quick work of amateur
  49. Breaking through a locked position
  50. Grandmaster brutally attacks 1800



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Additional Information

ISBN 654074994446
Manufacturer iChess.net
Host IM Eric Rosen
Popular Collections 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
Publication Date Aug 3, 2018
Runtime 8 hours
Hardware Requirements Standard DVD Player
Region Lock None - Playable Anywhere