The London System is an excellent blitz opening because White can play good moves rapidly. This saves clock time for complicated middlegame positions or long endgames. Le Quang Liem defeated the Fabiano Caruana in a super grandmaster blitz battle. Caruna played sharply with 11...e5 giving the possibility of multiple captures. White won the Exchange with 15.Bb5 but Black had good compensation. White stopped all three of Black's advanced passed pawns to win the endgame.
Le Quang Liem (2739) - Caruana (2807), Saint Louis Blitz 2017 Saint Louis USA (1.2), 17.08.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Nd2 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Ngf3 Bd6 7.Bg3 0-0 8.Bd3 b6 9.Qe2 Bb7 10.Rd1 Re8 11.e4 e5 [11...Bxg3 12.hxg3=] 12.dxe5 [12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.0-0+/=] 12...Nxe5 13.Nxe5 Bxe5 14.f4 dxe4
Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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