There are various variations for White in the Reti Opening: Nf3 is obligatory, after which there are lines with g3 or b3, but a double fianchetto is also possible; in addition there is also quite frequently the move c4. To meet all these Reti variations Henrik Danielsen suggests a setup with ...d5 and ...c6, linked with an early development of the Bc8 – mostly to g4, but sometimes also to f5. It is clear that this setup is aimed above all at those who play the Slav, since in the early stages one must always bear in mind the possibility of d2-d4 and a transposition to that opening. In 8 videos of a total length of 60 minutes, the Icelandic grandmaster demonstrates many subtleties and tricks as well as moves that must absolutely be known.
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In the Slav Defence Black supports his d-pawn with 2...c6. Compared to the move 2...e6 this has the advantage of not blocking in Black’s Bc8, and it makes it possible, in the event of 3.cxd5, to recapture on d5 with a pawn and thus to maintain a central pawn on d5. The Slav Defence enjoys the reputation of being one of the safest and most solid replies to the Queen’s Gambit. It is very popular in both top tournaments and also amateur tournaments.=> More products: Slav Defence