The Reti: A Repertoire for White, Expert Knowledge - Chess Opening Software
The Reti: A Repertoire for White
by Victor Bologan
It is always fascinating when preparing for a game or checking an opening line, you meet games dated from the beginning of the last century or even from the 1800's. Working on the video, I realized that the development of the Knight to f3, followed by the attack on the center with 2.c4, was played by almost all great champions of the past. The most valuable investment into this opening was of course made by Richard Reti, who scored a couple of victories with it in the 1920s, but what would it look like without Capablanca’s games or Smyslov’s fine ideas? Nowadays the main protagonist of 1.Nf3 with White is Vladimir Kramnik, who has in my opinion the deepest strategical knowledge and understanding in chess. Especially the Reti is designed for those players who like strategy, maneuvers and plans - who like to avoid opening tons of theory, the jungle of forced lines. In this Reti chess opening video, I tried to deal with all possible Black reactions against 1.Nf3. Naturally, there is much theory left outside of it, but a solid repertoire for White is inside - enjoy!
• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Analysis by Bologan plus more than 50 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader
Victor Bologan is a pupil of the top Moldovan trainer Vecheslav Chebanenko. For many years Bologan has been the number one in Moldova and has represented his country in ten Chess Olympiads. He has won over 50 international events. His greatest successes were in 2003, when he first won the Aeroflot Open and then the famous Dortmund Tournament, ahead of Kramnik and Anand. Bologan has extensive experience as a trainer and has also published five chess books and 22 ChessBase DVDs.
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.