Reti Opening

(Notes by David Polland) D. Polland A. Kupchik

White

1 P-QB4

2 P-KKt3

3 B-Kt2

4 Kt-KB3

5 P-Kt3

7 B-Kt2

Black

This system of development is inferior to the "London" System, because of the cramped position and the undeveloped Black QB.

Intended to support a future . . . P-QB4 and to give the hemmed -in Bishop scope for action. Its weakness lies h\ the inadequate protection of the squares QR3 and QB3.

This is a loss of time, since White intends Kt-Q2 and P-K4. Because of this loss the "breaks" by . . . P-QB4 and . . . P-K4 are rendered unwise or impossible,, leading to a permanently cramped position.

10 Kt-Q2

11 P-K4

R-B1 PxKP

12 KKtxP

KtxKt

13 KtxKt

Kt-B3

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