The Colle and London are opening systems for White starting with 1 d4. They are very popular choices at club level and for two very good reasons:
1. Both openings are easy to learn and understand.
2. White's attacking play is based on solid foundations.
In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines both openings in detail and provides a highly practical repertoire for White based on a mix of the Colle and the London. All the way through the reader is helped along by numerous notes, tips and exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know before taking your first steps with the Colle and London systems.
First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes:
* the basic principles
* the basic strategies
* the key tricks and traps
First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.
Even if you have shed the beginner label, the Colle System is an excellent choice for chess players wanting to spend less time learning openings and more of their time on endgames.
The Colle System has been labeled a good opening for beginners because the strategy is simple, the development easy to remember, and the kingside attack is pretty straightforward. However, Alireza Firouzja used the Colle System to beat Wesley So as recently as 2020.
Although you can play the Colle System against any of Black’s defenses, it pays to have another option against the Slav setup. Unsurprisingly classical development with Nf3 and Nc3 works well against the Slav Defense.
August 29, 2022
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