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The Reti

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What is the Reti opening anyway? Okay, 1.Nf3 d5, but then? Well, almost anything, only d2-d4 should not be played immediately (for that would be queen's gambit). The typical moves are 2.c4 and 2.g3, less topical is a setup with b3 and Bb2. The first player should be prepared to react to any black scheme. Yes, if necessary even d2-d4 will be played in the end. But it's just this variability which makes the white setup so dangerous. The Reti CD includes 32.000 games, more than 1.000 of which with annotations. The opening key contains more than 14.000 games both for 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 and for 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4, so most of the games belong to the ECO codes A06-A14. Because as mentioned above, the move d2-d4 involves transpositions to other openings, also these systems are covered on the CD with some important variations. Don Maddox is the president of ChessBase USA and a strong Correspondence Chess player. He has many years experience as a chess trainer, and this definitely leaves its mark on the CD. His presentation of the Reti openings is intended less for the grandmaster but for the typical club player, as particularly in the extremely flexible Reti opening it is of great importance to understand the plans for play - merely learning variations will not take you very far here. Furthermore, the CD includes a tree of all games and a training database with 79 examples.