Category Archives: Reti

Bundesliga 2012–13 Rd15-GM Rapport(HUN)

TWIC 961
GM Rapport scored 2.5/3 in rds 13-15 of Bundesliga play. Here is one of his wins.

22…Ne8

Rapport started the attack going with 23.g4 from a harmless looking position, bypassing the center altogether in true Reti style.

Here is the feature game.


Rapport,R (2621) – Zwanzger,J (2326) 
Reti vs Tartakower [A14]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Schwetzingen GER (15), 07.04.2013


Position 1
White is all lined up against black’s king and ready to strike. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play

31…cd

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Dallas FIDE Open 2013 Rd9, Berczes(HUN)

TWIC 958

GM Berczes,D played a nice game in rd9 of the Dallas FIDE Open illustrating the following themes
  • Lead in development
  • Play against overextended pawns
  • Play against an uncastled king
  • Delayed castling
Here is the game.

Berczes,D (2526) – Friedel,J (2502) 
Reti vs Queen’s Gambit[A13]
UTD Turner GM Invitational 2013 Richardson USA (9), 13.03.2013


Position 1
Black has trouble castling to safety. How should white exploit this?

White to Play

17…Qc8

TCh-BEL 2012-13 Rd10-GM Hera,I(HUN)

TWIC 956

GM Hera unleashed the power of parallel hanging pawns after an ordinary buildup in a quiet Reti opening.

Hera,I (2570) – Illner,A (2459) 
Reti[A14] 

TCh-BEL 2012–13 Belgium BEL (10.5), 03.03.2013

Position 1
White has parallel hanging pawns and is possibly ready to strike. What do you recommend for white?

  • 23.d5(unleashing Bb2 and banking everything on the energy of the d-pawn, as played in the game)
  • 23.c5(pressing the queenside and the queen)
  • 23.Bb3(keeping the tension and all options open)
  • Somthing else

White to Play


22…Rac8


Position 2
White has an isolated pawn but what is the correct followup?

White to Play

26..Rxc8


Bundesliga 2012-13 Rd8

Here is another recent(TWIC 952) GM Berkes effort where the Hungarian champion gives a model defensive maneuvering demonstration.

Black won two bishops for a rook and eventually won in a sharp ending.


Fressinet,L (2702) – Berkes,F (2679)
Reti[A13]

Bundesliga 2012–13 Emsdetten GER (8), 03.02.2013

Position 1

Black dominates the position with pressure on the d-file, the d4 outpost and mobile queenside majority. How should black continue?

Black to Play


29.Qc2


Bundesliga 2012-13

Here is a recent effort(TWIC 952) by GM Erdos(HUN), one of the young rising stars in Hungarian chess.

Erdos,V (2637) – Prusikin,M (2545)
Reti vs Queen’s Gambit with …dc[A13]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Berlin GER (7), 02.02.2013

Position 1
White has a massive lead in development for a pawn after 17…Kh8. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

17…Kh8

Morin,Y(CAN) in Budapest

Mr. Yves Morin(CAN) played in a RR in Budapest this month at First Saturday scoring 2.5/9.

Yves Morin(CAN)
Photo Chess-db

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts
1 Hou,Qiang 2345 * 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7.5/9
2 Kislik,E 2361 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 6.5/9
3 Kantor,G 2306 ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5/9
4 Szeberenyi,A 2331 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5.0/9
5 Grimm,D 2198 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.5/9
6 Lyell,M 2226 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 1 4.5/9
7 Kahn,E 2255 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 3.5/9
8 Boguszlavszkij,J 2208 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 3.0/9
9 Morin,Y(CAN) 2201 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * 0 2.5/9
10 Szalanczy,E 2259 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * 2.5/9

Here is his nice win against FM Lyell. 

Morin,Y (2201) – Lyell,M (2226)
Reti[A06]
FSIM December 2012 Budapest HUN (4.5), 05.12.2012

Critical Position 1
Black is tied up and under big pressure. The e5 pawn is about to fall also. What should white play?

  • 29.Nxe5
  • 29.Bxe5
  • Something else

White to Play

28…Bd8