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!
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
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.=> More products: Reti Opening
• 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