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)
Moves: 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4

London System with ...e6Edit

In the London System, White plans to place pawns on e3 and c3, but only after developing the dark-square bishop to f4 to avoid blocking it in. This provides additional flexibility within an otherwise closed position, and has the potential to develop into a kingside attack.

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.