Description This book examines what might be described as the “pure” Réti Opening. White starts with 1 Nf3 and intends to meet 1...d5 with the “Réti” response 2 c4. One of the major advantages of playing these systems is that they rely far more on general strategic understanding than rote memorisation. However, this does not mean that Black is not set difficult problems to solve. In the modern era these lines have mainly been championed by Vladimir Kramnik and Lev Aronian. Both these players have frequently set very difficult problems for their elite opponents with these complex systems.
This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
* Essential guidance and training in the Réti Opening * Analyses all key variations * Utilizes an ideal Q+A approach to chess study
Content: 003 About the Author 005 Bibliography 007 Introduction 009 1. 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 d4 052 2. 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 dxc4 058 3. Queen’s Gambit Declined: Systems with ...dxc4 101 4. Queen’s Gambit Declined: Closed Systems 147 5. Queen’s Gambit Declined: Reversed Benoni 184 6. Slav Systems 256 7. 1 Nf3 d5 2 g3 g6/2...Nd7 281 Index of Variations 286 Index of Complete Games