Fight the London System with Black Pt 2 - ...Nf6,g6 Setups (Kings Indian, Grunfeld)

by: Chessexplained

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welcome to this video this is some part two of the series about battling and fighting the London system as Black London system being this well-known set up so white plays Bishop f4 and usually follows up with EC and c3 this very solid system that you encounter rather often in part one I did explain these structures where black has committed to d5 usually I'll move one even so d4 d5 and this video the second one will be about Bishop f4 against the g6 setup so I'm like usually going from a King's Indian or or Grune field with Knight f6 g6 and white declines any invitations to a mainline billionaire plays Bishop f4 and in general there are various move orders that white can go for I can play it in this way you could also even go Bishop F here for here on move to if you are play m g6 the Kings any kind of setup or gue thought you can just do this here you have the additional option of also playing a move like d5 and transposing into the setups that I mentioned in the first video but in general what I'm going to suggest against them in this position with g6 you can also play if they should be force played on move three move - it doesn't really matter so I always recommend the same setup like of course starts with completing his son his castling this is some one way to do it white usually plays III castles and he M usually h3 or Bishop e2 let's say h3 I don't really want to go into those move order issues there are some ways to tribe to exploit certain move orders by white um but I never really bothered to look at this to be honest I just want one set up that I can play against this and then there are ways to try to punish white for example um for not playing h3 though like giving a retreat square so the early bishop age five and nine a 4h five for example might be an idea at some positions but um this is also one issue why white sometimes delays Knight f3 but for this for the setup that I'm recommending it's completely unimportant if white plays h3 first a e3 first or whatever it doesn't really matter actually I'm going to recommend it two setups one which is more strategic and more positionally inclined in one aggressive setup this led might suit Kings Indian players better the positionally motivated setup that I played on myself often a c5 which usually gets answered by C 3 and then b6 so black is playing a kind of double fianchetto against um the London and this very often leads to a position like this it's very very common this kind of position which is more often encountered with colors reversed and then this would be a mainline Reggie system against them with wides where in which black has played this Bishop f5 Bishop e7 setup known as the the Laska setup which is nothing else than the London with the colors reversed and this is a good choice if you err um yeah a strategical player wants to keep keep the pieces on and try to make small kinds of maneuvers and trying to progress slowly a good thing about this setup is that all pieces them say on the board there's nothing exchanged so it's not really an adult position it's not a position that leads to a direct confrontation but it can get sharp later and you have got all the pieces on the board it's not like a simplified position where the opponent can just swap off pieces in fact this London system quite often leads to tense positions later you just need to keep the pieces on the board as black and try to find some way to imbalance the position it's not not a particularly great setup if you ask me for why to play for a draw because you don't simplify the position or make it easier for you to play you only are able to play like ten moves without thinking but then you need to come up with a plan and it's not so easy to find a constructive plan for white in this kind of positions so this would be in the positional way to play there are tons of tons of games to show our ideas one idea for black is for example Quincy 7 Bishop c6 Queen B 7 and then B 5 these typical kind of ready maneuvers on and I suggest to look at games also with Calais reversed so this is a good setup if you want to want a longer game with the more strategical field but in this position you also have an very aggressive setup and this would be start starting with d6 and now whatever white place it doesn't really matter basically white can play c3 Bishop b2 or c4 let's say it plays Bishop e2 it's it's really the same all the time and this is the key move Knight F to d7 this is a setup that that I like very much it's it's very straightforward black prepares c5 and you can ask them ok white why move the knight again it has a specific idea black ones to play d5 very quickly and he wants to make sure that he five is really a strong point that cannot easily be attacked by white or let's say that white White's pressure cannot really much against this and we can see what what's happening let's say castles c5 bishop h2 and Knight to c6 this was the idea the night goes to c6 actively putting pressure on d4 so white has got quite some pressure on d4 now and one point is that this a five point is very securely protected you don't need to move it in the near future and this is a good thing as with the pawn on e5 being a very very secure the h2 bishop can get in the long run can get a bad piece because it simply always bites on this opponent doesn't do much like that needs to be very careful with removing this pawn on e5 like advancing at all or taking on the form in this position here on White has two principle choices um done most active choice and probably the best one is c4 this however it's a move that requires some knowledge by white probably or he simply doesn't recognize that he's sacrificing a pawn like now could if he wants play this and play Queen f6 sacrificing this pawn I mean black will win the d4 pawn but then this um in fact isn't entirely clear white can play Knight c3 94 I just want to put it on the board quickly and now move like this and it's not clear if black really benefited from all this the c7 pawn is hanging and yeah you cannot move it really because then g6 is hanging and I mean maybe you need to move it but it's not something that you'd like to do um how to how to say what black should play in fact I wouldn't recommend to wrap the pawn at all my recommendation would be simply to to keep the pawn on e5 and continue with f5 and this is in fact rather aggressive f 593 and here you can yak and choose you can in this position advance e4 but be aware that this is somewhat risky because it improves this Bishop and these cans of c4 c5 might make this bush it very strong and let's just let's just move this quickly if white now if black now is not cautious then this c5 move might be an issue attacking the pawn and activating all the pieces so you can play this but it is it's tricky in fact I like it I like the idea to simply keep the pawn on e5 of course as long as you have those two knights you cannot develop the bishop but it's not so bad here anyway so um you can you can even think about a waiting move like King on the side and then probably even think about G v g5 g4 f for various attacking ideas this is this is playable for black and needs two rather complicated complicated play it's a quite funny M by the way that in this position a top engine like Houdini likes d5 for white and 97 and gives white um a pretty distinct advantage which of course is absolute nonsense like as black is better here I mean better than in any usual king's linear because this is simply very stupid piece and black is yeah black is better you know it cannot cannot be worse possibly if black would be worse here than the King's Indian must be a complete complete rubbish opening so d5 is a fun mistake by the computer um yeah white needs to keep the pawn on d4 of course yeah impossible continuation would be something like group b1 and attacking b4 b5 and black as mentioned can go g5 you still can play before I mean ping ajaita sir useful move anyway so this will lead to very double-edged play whiteboard ones on the King side and the Queen side and black on the King side and we have a pretty typical scenario for the four Kings Indian wet sharp can of raid situation with both sides are checking on their flanks whether stronger end you need to delicately combine defensive measures and and active measures to get to get a good game I think this setup is pretty good against the London here and it can also be applied them against similar setups by the way if we return let's say this kind of stuff then white now please push up F form this is in fact um not not a bad setup for white and you could also play this like d6 97 and if I've to come it can easily transpose even let's say something like this and yeah we start to recognize this position can easily transpose this is also a good weapon against this kind of Bishop f4 setup um and what I mentioned briefly in passing white can can start with this move instead of 9 f3 but in fact it doesn't really it doesn't really change change things let's say something like this and now white yeah he can he can do all these moves earlier and in this way I'm address the night oops the knight h5 idea what I'm talking about is white sometimes place in this way because let's say um let's say something oops not e3 of course you should for Bishop g7 III and let's say something like this cm this is a possible line that is completely rude out with the with keeping the night on g1 for a while and this is why white sometimes place this oops very sloppy with my Museum h3 and now of course a knight h5 you can just drop it back or from black would do it here can play something like this and now g5 is ridiculous as you can just just take here so these are some muth all the tricks here but for the setup I mentioned and they actually both set up that I mentioned it's completely unimportant how white begins you can always set up the pieces in this way um yeah that that's it pretty much you don't really know need to to know more this is just a matter of those those two setups which lead to a fine game for blank I think this b6 setup the ready setup is rather solid the other one is a bit more risky but you'll get them to get interesting double edged to play I think with this not ft-7 setup just to show it once more this idea be 596 and and following work with FF 5 later even I think this is pretty good in fact I sometimes play the London system myself with white and in blitz and especially in bullet games where you need to dash out moves quickly and sometimes I even play it without really intending to do it just because you on autopilot and Entering moves and this is a setup which I always have problems against because it's rather aggressive and white doesn't have a clear plan so I'm a good way to play as black yeah I hope you enjoy it the final part will be about just quickly the final part third part will be about setups where like is committed to an early 6 and very often would continually Queen's Indian kind of fashion and this will be the third part post-its - yeah thanks

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