At the present moment the London System is becoming increasingly popular at the top level - even in ‘classical’ tournament games, although it’s much more often seen in rapid.
Currently the top players who use it most frequently are American Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and Russian Grandmaster Boris Grachev, while other top players occasionally have it in their repertoire, usually using it as a surprise weapon. Among them are Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and others.
Also a great contribution to this system came from the French Grandmaster Eric Prie, who plays it in a very original and active manner.
Arkadij Naiditsch: "After the first book was published, I started to play a lot of the 1.d4- Nf3- Bf4 setups myself, using many different move-orders and with excellent results. Now that the 2nd part of the book has been published, with improvements on the first book and the main focus on the ...g6 and ...e6 setups, players of the white pieces now have an easy-to-learn — and very tricky-to-meet — repertoire, which can become a great weapon in practical games against any level of opponent!"
ISBN: 978-615-80713-3-8, paperback 216 pages, Chess Evolution
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