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How many variations has Réti made?

melvinbluestone
ThrillerFan wrote:

1.Nf3 is not the Reti Opening.  Another one of chess.com's idiotic mis-namings of openings.

1.Nf3 has no name yet.  King's Knight opening, if you have to name it.

 

By definition, the Reti Opening is 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4.  The following, for example, are not Retis:

 

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 - English Opening

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 - An English for the moment, but can transpose to a Reti after say, 2...e6 3.g3 d5

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 - This could transpose if a later c4, but this is not a Reti.

 

Also, the Reti Gambit is not 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4.  There is no "Reti Gambit Declined".  It is only considered the Reti Gambit if Black takes with no effort by White to immediately get it back, like 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.g3 or 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.O-O.

 

Also, the Reti Gambit is a line against the French with 2.b3.

    I love it! "chess.com's idiotic mis-namings of openings". That could be a whole forum subject in itself!

cricket7890
melvinbluestone wrote:
ThrillerFan wrote:

1.Nf3 is not the Reti Opening.  Another one of chess.com's idiotic mis-namings of openings.

1.Nf3 has no name yet.  King's Knight opening, if you have to name it.

 

By definition, the Reti Opening is 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4.  The following, for example, are not Retis:

 

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 - English Opening

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 - An English for the moment, but can transpose to a Reti after say, 2...e6 3.g3 d5

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 - This could transpose if a later c4, but this is not a Reti.

 

Also, the Reti Gambit is not 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4.  There is no "Reti Gambit Declined".  It is only considered the Reti Gambit if Black takes with no effort by White to immediately get it back, like 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.g3 or 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.O-O.

 

Also, the Reti Gambit is a line against the French with 2.b3.

    I love it! "chess.com's idiotic mis-namings of openings". That could be a whole forum subject in itself!

Yes I agree!!!!

cricket7890
JackRoach wrote:

What about Reti opening, the potato variation?

 

Did Réti create that?

JackRoach
cricket7890 wrote:
JackRoach wrote:

What about Reti opening, the potato variation?

 

Did Réti create that?

I thought we were just looking at Reti opening variations.

I don't know if he created it, probably not.

cricket7890
JackRoach wrote:
cricket7890 wrote:
JackRoach wrote:

What about Reti opening, the potato variation?

 

Did Réti create that?

I thought we were just looking at Reti opening variations.

I don't know if he created it, probably not.

No we were looking at stuff Created by Réti

JackRoach

Ah, sorry.

 

Well then ignore my nonsensical comments.

cricket7890
JackRoach wrote:

Ah, sorry.

 

Well then ignore my nonsensical comments.

no problem, but please tell me if you find any Réti variations...

cricket7890

I found 2 more!

AunTheKnight

What are the they?