Questions tagged [reti-opening]

the chess opening characterized by white's opening move 1. Nf3.

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How to play against Nimzo-Larsen attack if White starts with 1.Nf3

I usually go for the setup of Nf6, d5, e6, Be7, O-O, c5, Nc6 but I noticed that the White players are so familiar with these positions, and the winning rate for White according to the database is huge ...
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Why, in this Capablanca game, was this move considered bad?

Regarding this position: [fen "r2qr1k/pbpn1pbp/1p1p1np1/4p3/1PP5/3P1NP1/PBQNPPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 1"] I have 2 questions: 1)If the game goes 1..c5 2.b5 the engine shows white slightly better but if 1....
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Does the Réti opening continuing to evolve?

"How to win in the chess openings" by I.A. Horowitz states, regarding the Réti opening, that "there is no known way which leads to an advantage for white" which leads to the conclusion that it should ...
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Why is 1. Nf3 not nearly as popular as 1.e4 and 1.d4?

The opening move 1. Nf3 is considered as a perfectly sound opening and it is popular, but not nearly as popular as 1.e4 and 1.d4. Here are my thoughts about this: In most openings, white will make ...
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Leningrad Dutch against Reti

I like playing the King's Indian Attack against just about any black setup, except for when black plays the Leningrad Dutch style setup. I had a look at how white is dealing with this situation and ...
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White's reply against Reti advance (2…d4)

I enjoy playing 1.Nf3 as an interesting transposition device, and for other reasons, but after 1...d5 2. c4 don't find a proper answer to the advance variation, 2...d4: [FEN ""] 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 ...