The London "Jobava" System for the Tournament Player
It is rare in the computer era that an entirely new opening system is discovered. Yet this is the case with the Jobava London System. The opening is a fusion of the Veresov and London Systems, where White combines Nc3 and Bf4. Unclear and sharp positions arise from the beginning of the game.
In 2020 it is not just the inventor, Georgian GM Baadur Jobava, who is using this system with success. Magnus Carlsen & Nakumara have taken a liking to the idea and because of their support, many other Grandmasters are blazing the new trail - like Simon Williams, who has been a major contributor to the success of this opening. There are no books even written on the subject so this will be a surprise weapon.
Just by following the recommended moves can lead to sharp attacks and crushing wins right out of the opening. Caruana and even Kasparov have fallen victim from attacks that seem to come out of nowhere!
On this all-new Foxy Openings video, IM Andrew Martin introduces you to the opening and then gives repertoire recommendations. You can surprise opponents with this obscure system and have every chance of working up a quick attack. It’s a perfect opening for all players - you will be surprised at how effective this opening can be.