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The Reti Opening (1.Nf3,d5; 2.c4) is a tricky opening for Black to face. White delays the central d2-d4 thrust and keeps his opponent guessing as to when or even whether this move will be played.
Here, Neil McDonald examines all Black's major responses including the space-grabbing 2..d5-d4; the solid New York and Capablanca Defences, the capture 2..d5xc4; and Queen's Gambit Declined set-ups for Black. He also spends time looking at the ideas which link the Reti to the English Opening.
The book examines the Réti by going back to basics, introducing the key moves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted in other works.
The Starting Out series is aimed at club and tournament players who wish to try a new opening. They explain all the key ideas and principles of that opening with enough theoretical material to enable you to play the opening in your own games. These books are ideal for enthusiasts who dont necessarily have extensive knowledge of the openings in question and who wish to appreciate the essential principles behind them.
*User-friendly design to assist readers
*Concentrates on the fundamental principles of the openings
*Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players
English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an experienced and successful player on the international chess circuit. He is a respected chess coach, who has trained many of the UK's strongest junior players. McDonald is also a talented chess writer and has many outstanding works to his name.
Published 2010, softback, 206 pages.