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  1. 14 Aug '07 05:35
    How do you avoid a cramped position as white when black plays d4? That is without transposing the game into a queen pawn opening?
  2. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    14 Aug '07 06:02
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    How do you avoid a cramped position as white when black plays d4? That is without transposing the game into a queen pawn opening?
    how about letting me know if you find out
  3. 14 Aug '07 06:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    How do you avoid a cramped position as white when black plays d4? That is without transposing the game into a queen pawn opening?
    That's the Advance Variation, and it can be trouble for White. Here's some advice on dealing with it:

    http://greenpointchess.org/2007/07/26/an-interesting-idea-in-the-reti-advance-variation/

    I personally like to meet it with e3.
  4. 14 Aug '07 06:50 / 1 edit
    2. e4! (Accelerated Budapest cant be that bad.)
  5. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    14 Aug '07 08:30
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    How do you avoid a cramped position as white when black plays d4? That is without transposing the game into a queen pawn opening?
    Check out some of LekZ games!
  6. 14 Aug '07 16:45
    Okay, I'll do that. Thanx!

    I saw one variation that looked like a reverse Benko gambit, but that's not really what I have in mind when I open with Reti.

    I've used the opening ever since that famous game where Reti beat Capablanca with it. But I obviously need to study up a bit more.
  7. 14 Aug '07 16:45
    Ever since reading that game that is. I wasn't born before 1924.
  8. 14 Aug '07 17:58
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    How do you avoid a cramped position as white when black plays d4? That is without transposing the game into a queen pawn opening?
    The game with an early d4 by Black often becomes a Benoni-reversed. After 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 d4, I like 3 b4!?
  9. 14 Aug '07 18:58
    I believe Weyerstrass and galaxyShield also employ it ocassionally.
  10. 14 Aug '07 22:08
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    The game with an early d4 by Black often becomes a Benoni-reversed. After 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 d4, I like 3 b4!?
    Yeah, I looked at those lines. They didn't impress me. Seems like black not only has equality, but more space.
  11. Standard member LekZ
    Why am I here?
    16 Aug '07 06:59 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by najdorfslayer
    Check out some of LekZ games!
    *reporting*

    I frequently use the Réti, it's almost a signature white opening for me. I was writing quite the elaborate response last night, but my computer decided to do a spontaneous reboot I searched through my games to find some advance variations and prepared the links, this time you'll have to use the search yourself, or provide me with better pc-cooling (since I suspect that to be the source of the reboot). If only the gamesexplorer got updated

    So I'll condense my response to:
    1. Nf3, d5 2. c4, d4 3. e3 is sound, but I like to develop along Réti lines, a quick castle (g3, Bg2, 0-0) and prepare the pawn push (e4). I even had succes with Nb1-d2-e4. Personally I don't feel 2 ..., d4 makes my position cramped, just be quick, your opponent has to defend d4 and that is some valuable tempo. The bishop on g2 is looking straigth through the pawn wall, the black squared bishop is free to roam kingside, just put pressure on your opponent.

    The link provided by synesis portrays a good example of the pawn push. Oh, and never fear the rim for your knight(s) in the Réti!
  12. 19 Aug '07 06:09
    thanks! I'll check it out.
  13. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    19 Aug '07 06:17
    reti sucks.....enough said. sorry LekZ......
  14. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    19 Aug '07 07:37
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    reti sucks.....enough said. sorry LekZ......
    Players who misunderstands hypermodern openings sucks much more.
  15. 19 Aug '07 07:51
    Originally posted by Korch
    Players who misunderstands hypermodern openings sucks much more.
    I would like to learn couple things from your handling of the hypermodern openings.

    I sent you a PM.