5 Best Games by Richard Reti

Yury Markushin
Category: Opening Theory

Richard Reti was one of the top players in 1910s and 1920s. In New York 1924 tournament he played 1.Nf3 d4 2.c4 (aka Reti Opening) to defeat the World Champion Jose Capablanca. That was Capablana’s first defeat in 8 years! Reti have set a record by playing 29 simultaneous games blindfolded. Reti is also a famous chess studies composer and a writer. In this article we will learn from some of the best Reti’s games.

Game 1:

Game 2:

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Game 3:

Game 4:

Game 5:

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Updated 04.10.2023