Re: Frenchie501 - 30+5 game analysis (London System) [20:09]
Cheers for watching the vid :)
I agree with this plan being a good one. Alekhine actually had it in a game with it that is on Nigel Davies' London System DVD, the problem is I don't know enough about the plans and ideas with this setup to play it with confidence. My opponent was 400 points higher than myself, so I felt more compelled to stick to what I already know.
Just as an aside, I used to play Semi-Slav, Sicilian as Black and QG as white, or 2. c4 against 1...Nf6 of course the positions can be very theoretical. I'm not afraid of theory, but my coach thinks the best thing to do is to 'dumb down' my opening knowledge so I can focus on more important areas of study. Ironically, I'm having greater difficulty trying to make 2. Nf6 work in the Scandinavian defence, and London System isn't toally familiar yet and I only have 2 weeks till season starts to get it right.