Karpos Open 2013 Rd1-GM Berkes F(HUN)

TWIC 957

The first round GM vs. non-GM game in a big open will usually go unnoticed and be forgotten quickly. Here white tried the London System against the Hungarian Champion GM Berkes. Black responded aggressively with a King’s Indian with an anti-London twist that should be noted.

Anti-London System Method
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.e3 0–0 5.Be2 d6 6.h3 Nc6 7.0–0 Nd7!? 
With the idea of …e5/f5 to neutralize Bf4.


The resulting queenless game was a nice example of complete tactical domination with white having an extra pawn but a horrible position.

Cherednichenko,E (2175) – Berkes,F (2702) 
London System vs King’s Indian[A48] 

Karpos Open 2013 Skopje MKD (1.2), 09.03.2013

Position 1
The queenless phase has reached a sharp stage and precision is called for. White has just captured on a6 and is attacking e5 too. How should black respond?

Black to Play


Posted on March 12, 2013, in Berkes, Karpos Open 2013, London System. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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