Chess Fortress is thrilled to announce the publication of an exciting new book by a renowned chess grandmaster and author, Nikola Sedlak, titled The London System: The Adventure Continues. This eagerly anticipated book takes a deep dive into one of the most popular openings in chess, The London System.
The London System is a chess opening that has been around for over a century. It is named after the city of London, where it was played in an international tournament in 1922. However, the opening was not new at the time, as it had been played by several strong players in the 19th century. First well-known proponent of this opening is James Mason, an Irish-born British-American chess player that some chess professionals consider to be the number one player between 1877 and 1878.
The London System is characterized by the moves 1.d4 and 2.Nf3, followed by 3.Bf4. It is a flexible opening that can lead to a variety of pawn structures and both dynamic and positional play. It is known for its solid and flexible nature, making it a popular choice for beginners and club players. Over the years, the London System has been played by many top players, including Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, Gata Kamsky, Wesley So, Alexander Grischuk and many more. It has also evolved, with new variations and ideas being introduced to keep up with the changing nature of the game.
The London System: The Adventure Continues consists of 11 chapters, with nine of them focusing on the analysis of different variations, one of them being them being the chapter full of exercises that will help you test your knowledge and the last chapter devoted to the most important theoretical novelties.
If you are a chess player looking to improve your game and add a new opening to your repertoire, then The London System: The Adventure Continues by Nikola Sedlak is a must-read book. This book offers a comprehensive guide to understanding and mastering one of the most popular and effective openings in chess. With detailed analysis, annotated games, and practical advice, Sedlak provides readers with a step-by-step approach to learning the intricacies of The London System. His expertise and insights into the opening are sure to give you a deeper understanding of its strategic nuances and tactical possibilities. Moreover, Sedlak’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making this book accessible to chess players of all levels. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, you will find value in the information and knowledge shared in this book. Overall, “The London System: Adventure Continues” is an invaluable resource for any chess player looking to expand their opening repertoire and improve their game. So, don’t hesitate to add this book to your chess library today and take your chess skills to the next level.