London System Club of Lichess

2,752 members

This is a club for all the lichess members who play the London System/London Opening (in any preferred move order), used to play it, or are just a fan who enjoys the ideas and/or move orders in the opening.

It may not be as objectively strong as the Queen's Gambit, but the London doesn't have to always be a completely boring, dumb, passive opening - we can make it a pretty good, interesting, aggressive one! Give it a try!

Feel free to discuss all kinds of London System related ideas in the forums. Just please be respectful and don't personally insult or attack anyone just because of their preferred openings! Thank you! :)



Apr 6th 2018 - Team created by @FunnyAnimatorJimTV
Apr 18th 2018 - Team reaches 100 members!
May 27th 2018 - 300 members!
Aug 18th 2018 - 500 members! GM @penguingim1 joins team!
Aug 1st 2019 - TEAM REACHES 1,000 MEMBERS!!!
May 10th 2021 - 2,000 Members!
Apr 5th 2022 - New Resource: Playlist by IM @Banzeaus
2024 - Considering Changing Ownership of Team


VM Team Battle5+5 • Rapid • Rated • 45mBattle of 8 teams
Koblencs Team Battle10+0 • Rapid • Casual • 50mBattle of 8 teams


e4-e5 pawn push vs Ne5WAYNE2533 •

Planting the knight on e5 is basic London.

e4-e5 pawn push vs Ne5oh_no_myqueen •

ive found that the idea of pushing the e pawn asap in the middle game very important (while opposite side castling, as usual in the London) but especially when black castles kingside. but i noticed th…

the best Video Course?LeniGampper •

What you think is the best video course for the London System?

What could we do to invigorate this team?ebk1976 •

For instance, I had a few thoughts: 1. We could try sharing our most interesting London System games with each other. We could analyze the games and figure out where things went wrong and where we pla…

What could we do to invigorate this team?ebk1976 •

FAJT said in the chat: To be honest, I haven't done a whole lot for the good of this team in the last few years. I'm not sure what to do. I think that dm I sent a few weeks ago was good and those vide…

london theme tournamentimreoir-daois •

Would there be much interest here in running a blitz London theme tournament?

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