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Re: Reti Repertoire based of “The Modern Reti”
Reply #6 - 01/31/19 at 08:23:55
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MNb wrote on 01/30/19 at 11:25:38:
CanadianClub wrote on 01/30/19 at 08:33:24:
... a line I don't like too much either to play against is the not-so-silly 1.Nf3 Nc6

Having the choice between a very decent version of the London with 2.d4 d5 3.Bf4 and a very likely transposition to the English with 2.c4 sounds pleasant to me.


Of course nothing really specially bad, only that I am not totally convinced by the c4 e5 English with an early Nf3. The other line (the London-like) I suppose it would be pleasant, of course.

By the way, lots of online blitz with this line (1.Nf3 Nc6) but zero OTB tournament games  Wink

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Re: Reti Repertoire based of “The Modern Reti”
Reply #5 - 01/30/19 at 11:25:38
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CanadianClub wrote on 01/30/19 at 08:33:24:
... a line I don't like too much either to play against is the not-so-silly 1.Nf3 Nc6

Having the choice between a very decent version of the London with 2.d4 d5 3.Bf4 and a very likely transposition to the English with 2.c4 sounds pleasant to me.
  

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Re: Reti Repertoire based of “The Modern Reti”
Reply #4 - 01/30/19 at 08:33:24
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I mainly use three sources for my Reti repertoire right now:

1) The Modern Reti by Demuth (advance variation 2...d4, slav setups, minor lines)
2) Cummings English (basically to fight against d5-e6 setups by Black, e6 without c5 and Symmetrical English)
3) some other mainline stuff to fight against KID and Grunfeld (I enter in d4-c4-Nc3-Nf3 lines because I've always been a 1.d4 guy and I have concretes weapons against them that I like)

Delchev' book and Ramirez DVD on the Reti were my inspiration to play the Reti and I would be OK using it indeed. The main problem, of course is the KID. There are lots of anti-grunfeld that I like, but KID is a pain in the ass if you don't play d4.

I understand that you don't like to play Closed Sicilian reversed setups. The same myself. As black is OK (playing the closed sicilian) but with White... I think Black's play is too easy.

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PD: Ah, and a line I don't like too much either to play against is the not-so-silly 1.Nf3 Nc6!?, aiming to enter in 2.d4 d5 but with Nf3 already played by White. I would like to play c4 and Nc3 first... but it's the magic of the transpositional power of 1.Nf3. You have to know a lot of setups, structures and ways-of-play... knowing when to enter d4 mainlines and when not.
  
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Re: Reti Repertoire based of “The Modern Reti”
Reply #3 - 01/30/19 at 00:02:48
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Yes, I'm referring to the one by Delchev. The Modernized Reti seems like an absolute monster to try and get through but if it's worth it, I'm willing to do that Smiley Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on the book!
  
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Re: Reti Repertoire based of “The Modern Reti”
Reply #2 - 01/29/19 at 16:50:22
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iiPlasma  I'm guess you are referring to Delchev's book on the Reti....great book but a little dated now...

The most recent Reti book is Demuth's the Modernized Reti (Extended second edition) published December 2018. It has some 440 pages and covers all aspects of playing 1 Nf3 followed by c4. I have found it to be an excellent work.
  
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Re: Reti Repertoire based of “The Modern Reti”
Reply #1 - 01/29/19 at 15:48:01
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You probably will find IM Cummings' book on the English useful. While he obviously begins with 1.c4 you'll find many variation that can be arrived at via 1.Nf3 as well (assuming you'll want to play c2-c4 at some stage). Note that Cummings doesn't present variations with a white kingside fianchetto.
  

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Reti Repertoire based of “The Modern Reti”
01/29/19 at 11:45:00
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Hey! I’ve been really enjoying The Modern Reti: An Anti-Slav Repertoire and I’m wondering what books would help me play a proper Reti repertoire since the book doesn’t hit on things like the KID and other important responses from Black. Thanks!
  
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