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Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2016, Pages: 240, Paperback

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.

First Steps: The Colle and London Systems