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Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson vs Jose Raul Capablanca
London (1922), London ENG, rd 12, Aug-15
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1

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Aug-23-05  turkishgrandmaster: Usually when white plays the London system , they win
Feb-07-10  nolanryan: i love this game, but i love the turk's comment even more
Mar-21-11
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  FSR: I tried submitting "Elementary, My Dear Watson" as the pun for this game, but someone had beaten me to it. :-(
Jun-07-22
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  kingscrusher: White's mistake was 1.Nf3 for the London system. The Knight should not commit so early.

The modern London system move order is for example:

1.d4 d5
2.Bf4!

Early Bf4 helps avoid all this c5, Qb6 downside torture

Be4 by Capablanca was beautiful amplification strategy for the Q on b6 to inflict dark square damage through provocation of moves like f3

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