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Reti Opening

1. Nf3 is one of those openings in which the white player doesn’t wants to commit early and stays flexible for some time during the start of the game. Usually some knowledge is required from different lines and set-ups, and the white player normally is not afraid of some move-order debates. 1. Nf3 is the fourth most popular starting move and quit a logical one, developing a piece, protecting the e5-square and usually aiming for a quick, short castle. 1. Nf3 normally is referred at as the Réti, although strictly we only speak of the Réti after 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4. After 1. Nf3 both colours can choose a lot of different set-ups, expect for c4 these are with g3 and Bg3, d4, d3, e4 or even b4. 1. Nf3 often transposes to an English, Catalan, King’s Indian Attack or a Sicilian. One should not be surprised 1. Nf3 is one of the most popular openings among professional chess players. That being said, 1. Nf3 or Réti can very much suit club players as well, especially those from whom the strength lies is the opening stage, flexibility and positional play. Almost all top players nowadays play 1. Nf3 on occasions, e.g. Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, and Hikaru Nakamura. Authors who can teach you the ins and outs of 1. Nf3 or the Réti are Lubomir Ftacnik, Adrien Demuth, Neil McDonald, and Thomas Engqvist.



Dynamic Reti (everyman Chess) - Nigel Davies
2004 Everyman Chess Dynamic Reti (everyman Chess)-Nigel Davies

Whilst top players are prepared to meet the Réti, the same cannot be said about club players. They often have defences worked out against 1. e4 and 1. d4, but rarely are fully prepared to meet 1. Nf3. In this book Nigel Davies has adopted a repertoire approach, with recommendations for white against all black major systems of defence. He shows the move 1. Nf3 has enough tricky lines to surprise your opponent, even in the main set-ups.
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Starting Out: The Réti - Neil Mcdonald
2010 Everyman Chess Starting Out: The Réti-Neil Mcdonald

Playing the Réti is a choosing for understanding an opening hopefully a bit better than your opponent. This Flank Opening implies knowledge of many opening systems and transpositions. That being said, one shouldn't be afraid to play the Réti or 1. Nf3, because by studying this first move knowledge about chess openings in general will increase. It’s a opening that appears to be calm, but can surprise many players in practical play, as this book successfully shows.
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Chess Openings By Example: Reti Opening - J. Schmidt
2017 Independently Chess Openings By Example: Reti Opening-J. Schmidt

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Flank Openings: A Study Of Reti's Opening, The Catalan, English And King's Indian Attack Complex: Fourth Edition - Raymond Keene
2009 Ishi Press Flank Openings: A Study Of Reti's Opening, The Catalan, English And King's Indian Attack Complex: Fourth Edition-Raymond Keene

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King's Indian Attack: Keres Variation, 5. D4 Variation: 1. Nf3 D5 2. G3 Bg4 3. Bg2 Nd7 4. 0-0 Ngf6 5. D4 - David Robert Lonsdale
2017 Independently King's Indian Attack: Keres Variation, 5. D4 Variation: 1. Nf3 D5 2. G3 Bg4 3. Bg2 Nd7 4. 0-0 Ngf6 5. D4-David Robert Lonsdale

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Reti Opening: The 1. Nf3 Attack: 1. Nf3, 2. Ne5 (or 2. Ng5), And 3. Nxf7 (or 3. Nf7) - David Robert Lonsdale
2017 Independently Reti Opening: The 1. Nf3 Attack: 1. Nf3, 2. Ne5 (or 2. Ng5), And 3. Nxf7 (or 3. Nf7)-David Robert Lonsdale

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Reti Opening: Lisitsin Gambit Accepted, 4. ... E3 Variation: 1. N3 F5 2. E4 Fxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. D3 E3 - David Robert Lonsdale
2017 Independently Reti Opening: Lisitsin Gambit Accepted, 4. ... E3 Variation: 1. N3 F5 2. E4 Fxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. D3 E3-David Robert Lonsdale

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