The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol #10 – The Reti With 2.e3 – GM Alex Lenderman
Having White is supposed to be an advantage…
But how can we guarantee the positions we want?
It’s easy to get dragged into heavily theoretical openings like the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Nimzo-Indian, or Open/Closed Catalan systems.
The whole point of learning an opening is to get positions on the board that we like and understand better than our opponents do.
Which is why GM Alex Lenderman has created a new VECO course detailing a “silent assassin” move-order that accomplishes exactly that.
We sidestep the dense theory of other lines and get the positions we want.
It starts with 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3… moves that subtly influence Black’s decisions (1…e5 is out, as is 2…d4) and form the foundation for our subsequent play.
Learn the ideas behind this under-the-radar variation of the Reti Opening and you will get solid, active positions while avoiding the million other lines Black wants to trick you into.
Chapter 1: Introduction to the 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 System
Chapter 2: Facing the Slav Defense
Chapter 3: Against Black’s Classical Variation
Chapter 4: Karjakin vs Anand
Chapter 5: Black Plays an Early …c5 (Part 1)
Chapter 6: Black Plays an Early …c5 (Part 2)