Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. Nf3/2...e6/3. Bf4

London System
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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London SystemEdit

3. Bf4, London SystemEdit

In the London System, White puts his pawns on e3 and c3, but only after developing his dark-square bishop, to avoid blocking it in.


Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4

3 4 5
Bf4
d5
e3
Bd6
Bg3
O-O
=
...
b6
e3
Bb7
c4
Be7
=
...
c5
e3
d5
c3
Nc6
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
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