The most famous trap in my first ever London System ยท Road to GM, Game 188

I got to play the famous London System trap the first time I tried the opening!

I decided to give the London a try after having hated it for a long time, and after having been annoyed by it every time I faced it. I figured why not make my opponents suffer the same way by playing it myself. And it paid off nicely!

The London System is usually either a very sharp attacking opening, or a strategic maneuvering one, depending on how black chooses to face it. In all lines though, there are traps and tricks black could fall for. I got in the most famous one.

Ciutat de Barcelona 2021, Round 3
Tomic S. (1927) – Juncosa E. (1801)
London System

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 e6 6. Ngf3 Bd6 7. Bg3 O-O 8. Bd3 Qe7 9. Ne5 Nd7 10. Nxd7 Bxd7 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. dxc5 Qxc5 13. Bxh7+ Kxh7 14. Qh5+ Kg8 15. Ne4 g6 16. Nxc5 gxh5 17. Nxd7 Rfc8 18. Nf6+ Kh8 19. Nxh5 Ne5 20. Ke2 Rc7 21. Rhd1 Rac8 22. Nf4 b5 23. a3 a5 24. Nd3 Nc4 25. b4 Nd6 26. Nc5 Nb7 27. Nxb7 Rxb7 28. Kd2 Rbc7 29. Rdc1 a4 30. Rc2 Kg7 31. Re1 Rc4 32. f3 Rh4 33. h3 f5 34. Kd3 Rd8 35. Rd1 Rc4 36. Ke2 Rdc8 37. Rd3 Kf6 38. Kd2 Rg8 39. Kc1 Rd8 40. Rd4 e5 41. Rxc4 bxc4 42. Rd2 Ke6 43. f4 e4 44. Kd1 Rg8 45. Ke1 Kd6 46. Kf2 Rh8 47. Rd1 Ke6 48. Rh1 Kf6 49. g3 Rg8 50. g4 fxg4 51. Rg1 Rh8 52. hxg4 Rh2+ 53. Rg2 Rh1 54. g5+ Kg6 55. f5+ Kg7 56. Rg1 Rh2+ 57. Kg3 Rc2 58. Kf4 Rxc3 59. g6 Rd3 60. f6+ Kg8 61. g7 c3 62. f7+

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