Reti - A Repertoire for White

It is always fascinating when you, preparing for the game or checking an opening line, meet games dated from the beginning of the last century or even from the 1800s. Working on the DVD, I realized that the development of the knight to f3, followed by the attack on the centre with c4, was played by almost all great champions of the past. The most valuable investment into this opening was of course made by Richard Reti, who scored a couple of victories with it in the 1920s, but what would it look like without Capablanca’s games or Smyslov’s fine ideas? Nowadays the main protagonist of 1.Nf3 with White is Vladimir Kramnik, who has in my opinion the deepest strategical knowledge and understanding in chess. Especially the Reti is designed for those players who like strategy, manoeuvres and plans. Who like to avoid opening tons of theory, the jungle of forced lines. In this DVD, I tried to deal with all possible Black reactions against 1.Nf3. Naturally, there is much theory left outside of it, but a repertoire for White for sure is inside. Enjoy!

• Video running time: 6 h 31 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Analysis by Bologan plus more than 50 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader


This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

Sample video


  • Reti - A Repertoire for White: 1.Nf3
  • 01: Introduction [07:14]
  • 02: 1...g6 2.e4 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6/Nxd4 - Analysis [13:08]
  • 03: 1...c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 Nxc3 9.Bc4 Nd5/e6 - Analysis [18:55]
  • 04: 1...c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 e6 9.Bb5 Bg7 - Analysis [15:22]
  • 05: 1...Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 g6 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Qa4 Nb6/e6/0-0 - Analysis [15:57]
  • 06: 1...Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.d4 0-0/Nxc3 - Analysis [16:47]
  • 07: 1...Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nc7 7.a3 e5/f6/g6 - Analysis [17:13]
  • 08: 1...Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 dxc4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e4 Bg4 6.Be3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.Qc2/Qd3- Analysis [11:59]
  • 09: 1...b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nc3 Nf6 and 3...e6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Bd3 Nf6/Ne7/Bxc3+/c5- Analysis [09:10]
  • 10: 1...b5 2.e4 a6 3.d4 Bb7 4.Bd3 e6 and 2...Bb7 3.Bxb5 Bxe4 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 e6/c6- Analysis [05:42]
  • 11: 1...f5 2.d3 Nf6/Nc6/d6/g6 - Analysis [16:39]
  • 12: 1...Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.g3 e5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nc3 c6 6.0-0 0-0 7.d3 Nbd7/a5/h6- Analysis [06:53]
  • 13: 1...Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.g3 d6/c6/d5/b6/a5- Analysis [19:10]
  • 14: 1...Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qb3 Nb6 6.d4 Bg7/Be6- Analysis [16:39]
  • 15: 1...Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 e6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Nc3 c5 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4 0-0/d6- Analysis [17:28]
  • 16: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 b6/c6- Analysis [10:38]
  • 17: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.Bb2 and 7.e3 dxc4/Nc6/b6 - Analysis [27:50]
  • 18: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.e3 b6 8.Bb2 Bb7 9.Nc3 dxc4 10.bxc4 Nc6 11.Qe2 Qc7/a6- Analysis [09:53]
  • 19: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.cxd5/Bb2- Analysis [12:23]
  • 20: 1...d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Na3 c5 4.Nxc4 Nc6 5.e3 Nf6 and 3...a6 4.Nxc4 b5 5.Ne3 Bb7 6.g3 e6/Bxf3- Analysis [11:11]
  • 21: 1...d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 f6/Bg4/Nf6/c5- Analysis [13:49]
  • 22: 1...d5 2.c4 e6 3.b3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bb2 Nf6 7.Be2 Be7/d4/a6/Bd6- Analysis [09:09]
  • 23: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 dxc4 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.Na3 e5 6.Nxc4 e4 7.Nfe5 Qc7/f6/Nd7/Be6/Nf6 and 4...Nf6/Nd7/e6/b5 - Analysis [13:05]
  • 24: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Bb2 0-0 7.d3 Bg4 8.Nbd2 Bxf3 9.Nxf3 Nfd7/e6/Qa5+- Analysis [09:03]
  • 25: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Bg4 4.Ne5 Bf5 and 3...Bf5 4.Bg2 e6 5.cxd5 exd5/cxd5 - Analysis [11:39]
  • 26: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.0-0 Nbd7 6.Na3 Nb6 7.Ne5 Be6 8.Qc2 g6/Qd4/Bd5 - Analysis [07:11]
  • 27: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.0-0 e6 6.cxd5 cxd5 6.Qb3 Qc8/Qb6/Qd7/Qc7 - Analysis [06:41]
  • 28: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bg4 5.Ne5 Be6/Bh5/dxc4/Bf5/e6 - Analysis [11:18]
  • Interactive positions
  • 29: Test 1 [02:52]
  • 30: Test 2 [01:47]
  • 31: Test 3 [01:07]
  • 32: Test 4 [02:18]
  • 33: Test 5 [02:25]
  • 34: Test 6 [01:48]
  • 35: Test 7 [01:25]
  • 36: Test 8 [01:59]
  • 37: Test 9 [02:43]
  • 38: Test 10 [02:03]
  • 39: Test 11 [02:27]
  • 40: Test 12 [04:26]
  • 41: Test 13 [01:04]
  • 42: Test 14 [01:44]
  • 43: Test 15 [01:57]

Reti Opening

In the 1920s the then so-called “hyper-moderns” broke away from the dogma that at the start of the game the centre absolutely had to be occupied with pawns. Instead of playing 1.e4 or 1.d4 they opened with 1.Nf3 and left it up to Black to follow up in the classical pattern with 1...d5. This results in the starting position of the system of Richard Réti (1889–1929), who from 1923 on played in this way with great success against the strongest of opposition. In the Réti System White holds back his central pawns for some time; instead he increases his central influence by playing the fianchetto g3, Bg2 and plans to attack the black d-pawn with c2-c4 – either on the second move or later.

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