Chess Opening Theory/1. Nf3/1...d5/2. c4

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Réti Opening
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4
ECO code: A04—A09
Parent: 1... d5

2. c4 - Réti Opening[edit | edit source]

This opening is a hypermodern opening, which invites white's minor pieces to control the centre rather than their pawns. Here black must choose to advance the pawn or defend it, as taking is dubious after 3.e4.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.

1. Nf3 d5

2 3 4 5
c4
dxc4
Na3
c5
Nxc4
Nc6
g3
f6
=
Fedida Gambit ...
dxc4
b3
cxb3
Qxb3 =
...
d4
g3
Nc6
Bg2
e5
O-O
Nf6
+=
English Opening ...
e6
g3
Nf6
Bg2
Be7
=
Slav ...
c6
d4 =

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References[edit | edit source]

  • Flank Openings, Bruno Carlier, Trends publications, 1990. No ISBN
  • Winning With The Reti Opening, Ken Smith John Hall, Chess Digest Inc., 1993, ISBN 0-87568-237-5