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Reti Opening has been, for a long time, a second or third opening choice for white, being considered a dull and harmless alternative to the more popular 1.d4 or 1.e4. However, things could not be farther from the truth. In fact, its founder, Richard Reti, considered these moves to be inferior, since black could immediately […]
1.b3: “What should I play today” is one of the most common questions among chess players. Even if you have a clear repertoire, it always happens to find that one opponent who plays exactly the line you feel most uncomfortable with. It would be ideal to be prepared for this kind of situation and have […]
The tactics and calculation training is the most important type of training a chess player can undertake if he or she is serious of his or her chess improvement. The reason for this is that all chess games are decided by tactics. You cannot win if the opponent does not make a mistake – hence […]
Reti and its Double Fianchetto. In the computer era that we live in, where every opening is analyzed in detail and every chess player, regardless of their level, knows a fairly amount of theory, it is important to have in your opening arsenal a system that doesn’t require so much memorization and is based on […]
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 […]
Reti Opening, starting with the moves 1.Nf3 2.g3 has always been a second or third opening choice for white. It’s rarely seen at the club level and it is historically considered to be harmless and dull compared to the most popular 1.d4 and 1.e4. However, this is a very superficial judgment.