The Reti Gambit

The Reti Gambit

DrizztD
DrizztD
Apr 27, 2010, 5:29 PM |
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The French Defense. Resiliant. Annoying. Hard to play against. A while ago, I would abort any live games where my opponent would choose the French, but recently that has changed. I have never been a fan of playing against the French, and I've always wanted a way out. Have you ever felt the same way? If yes, then here is the solution. 

First played by Richard Reti, the Reti Gambit seeks to spring on the unsuspecting French player with wild early tactics and positions that are out of the ordinary. White gets a strong bishop, and a guaranteed fun game. Here's an example game of mine:

Also, here is a link to a very informative video series: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w53jqnNrOo0