The Reti-Opening - properly played
292 pages, paperback, Beyer, 1. edition 2019
Englische Übersetzung des 2015 erschienenen Titels "Reti-Eröffnung - richtig gespielt"
The 'Réti Opening' 1.Ng1-f3 d7-d5 2.c2-c4 is quiet and solid and usually leads to the middle game without greater tactical complications. Therefore, the arising positions require more positional understanding than tactical skills.
The book is primarily intended for amateurs looking for an opening with the following advantages.
1. Easy to learn because the readers can orient themselves on key ideas and general set-up plans - i.e. without the need to memorize vast amounts of 'theory'.
2. However, they can still focus on certain continuations and increase their specific knowledge.
3. The opening should enable them to master the passage from the opening to the middle game with mainly solid positional play - i.e. without the risk of running into sharp tactical surprises.
4. It should offer much room for research and experimentation.
In addition to the theoretical explanations, the readers find many games from tournament practice to show the 'Réti Opening' in action. By studying these games, they can not only enrich their knowledge with many typical and subtle motifs and ideas - but also become familiar with what one might call the 'natural development' in the different lines and set-ups.
However, the authors have made sure that the selected games, apart from the required work, are also enjoyable and entertaining.
008 Explanation of Symbols
010 How to play the 'Réti Opening'
029 Chapter 1: 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 (without c2-c4)
035 Chapter 2: 1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 (without c2-c4)
051 Chapter 3: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4
090 Chapter 4: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2
109 Chapter 5: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4
134 Chapter 6: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.b3
142 Chapter 7: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3
154 Chapter 8: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.b3 e6 6.Bb2 Nbd7 7.0-0
174 Chapter 9: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Sf6 4.Bg2 Bg4
198 Chapter 10: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 e6
211 Chapter 11: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 g6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Bb2 0-0 7.0-0
245 Chapter 12: Example games
288 Index of Sources
289 Index of names