The Reti Opening is a positionally interesting opening for White full of hidden bite, it’s a hypermodern chess opening whose traditional or classic method begins with the moves: 1. Nf3, named after Richard Reti (1889–1929), an untitled Grandmaster from Czechoslovakia, this opening is in the spirit of the hypermodernism movement, with the center being dominated by counter attacks from the flanks. Thanks to its flexibility and many ways to play for a win, the Reti Opening has slowly become more and more popular among players of all levels.
Not only has the Reti Opening been frequently played by the best grandmasters of the past such as Anatoly Karpov and Ulf Andersson, but it is also played by many leading grandmasters today – Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik and many more.
This bundle brings Reti courses as well as GM Lemos’ special selection of relevant courses of possible transpositions from such openings as The English Opening, The King’s Indian Attack, The Double Fianchetto and many others!
The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#5 – The Reti – GM Bryan Smith & GM Damian Lemos
The opening is called the Reti because it was introduced and regularly played by the Czechoslovakian Grandmaster Richard Réti in the 1920s.
It’s a flank opening, meaning that White does not start off by pushing his central pawns, but goes for a different – a hypermodern – strategy. White does not try to control the center early on with his pawns but spends some time on fianchettoing his light-squared bishop and only then increases his central influence with the moves c2-c4 and sometimes d2-d4.
In many variations, the resulting unbalanced positions offer scope for both sides to play for a win.
The English Opening – GM Damian Lemos (Lemos Deep Dive Vol. 10)
Looking for a strong chess opening for White that doesn’t require memorizing endless amounts of theory to get an advantage?
The English Opening (1.c4) is an excellent choice to get an edge in the opening by learning recurring themes instead of navigating a jungle of variations.
With the world’s best players such as Aronian, Kramnik, and Karpov adopting this opening, you’re in an excellent company and can enjoy being a master of one of the most exciting options available to White.
In this comprehensive 8-hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, demonstrating how to combat each of Black’s main variations in turn.
After covering all reasonable setups for Black, GM Lemos shows you how these ideas play out in practice through the analysis of instructive games, making sure you’re always ready with the strongest reply!
This is an excellent way to frustrate your rivals who have trusted responses to 1.d4 and 1.e4 but will find themselves clueless in the positions you will have mastered.
The English Opening gives you excellent winning chances due to its complexities. It is a highly flexible, tricky, and strategic opening with which White can outplay opponents before they even realize what’s happening, confidently going on to win the full point.
The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#1 – The English Opening – GM Mihail Marin and GM Damian Lemos
Google’s AI AlphaZero loves the English Opening, finding it gives White the best chance of playing for a win.
And that’s against other chess engines – when you take into account most players only prepare for 1.d4 and 1.e4, you get an even bigger advantage!
Want a new opening, one that your opponents aren’t ready for, and one that gives you a better chance of winning?
GM Mihail Marin is here to help you out.
We’ve taken 3.5 hours of premium coaching from our iChess Club exclusive Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings vault and put them together in this cutting-edge course…
English Opening (1.c4) – IM Christof Sielecki
The English Opening is very popular at all levels. In this video series, International Master Christof Sielecki, well-known for his YouTube channel ‘Chessexplained’, teaches you a complete repertoire for White with 1.c4.
What will you learn?
– Build a complete opening repertoire for White
– Learn the plans and ideas of this opening
– Learn the theory of the most important variations
Dynamic Reti Player – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Roman’s Lab DVD Series – Vol 94
Roman assembled a brilliant selection of Games in the dynamic Reti opening. On this DVD you will see how some quiet and slow opening positions turn quickly in to very flashy tactics, this is the result of the dynamic nature of the Reti opening. Highly recommended and very instructive dvd for tournament players. So sit back and discover the amazing resources of the Reti opening from someone that had tremendous success with it at the highest level.
Grand Prix and Reti – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Roman’s Lab DVD Series – Vol 23
Grand Prix Attack (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4) – Roman’s Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you. This will increase your wins against the Sicilian.Reti Opening White plays 1.Nf3 – Roman will give you easy to learn ideas and concepts on this positional opening. If you play the English, the Reti is a must because of the likelihood of transferring into it. So, if you don’t want to remember a lot of theory, and like ambitious hidden attacks, the Reti is for you.
The Reti for White – GM Eugene Perelshteyn
The Réti Opening is a hypermodern chess opening whose traditional or classic method begins with the moves: 1. Nf3 d5, 2. c4 Named after Richard Réti (1889–1929), an untitled Grandmaster from Czechoslovakia, this opening is in the spirit of the hypermodernism movement that Réti championed, with the center being dominated by counter attacks from the flanks.
In this DVD, Eugene demonstrates two interesting lines for white in the Reti and then gives us an example of the Reti in action with his best game in the 2008 Spice cup.
Content: 87 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.
An Easy System for White in the Reti
Run Time: 00:24:25
A New Plan in the Reti Setup for White
Run Time: 00:26:05
My Best Game from Spice 2008
Run Time: 00:36:40
Practical English Complete System for White – IM Valeri Lilov
In this 6-hour course, IM Valeri Lilov uses his innovative approach based on understanding a very specific “beat sequences” and key plans to minimize preparation time.
Not only does this save you tons of time, but it will also make sure you understand the most important elements of the English Opening, allowing you to easily use it in your games. You will learn:
- The most important essentials to keep in mind when playing with the English Opening
- How to successfully handle the aggressive move sequences from your opponent and get an instant edge
- A very powerful “piece domination: technique and how to use it to win games [a secret weapon #1]
- The Grandmaster’s idea of a “self-supporting pawn structure” and how to utilize it to get ahead
- What do you need to know about the Maraczy bind to paralyze your opponent [a secret weapon #2]
- Very strong, yet easy to learn tactical sequences that you can use to win games even against a much stronger opponent
The English Opening for the Average Player – IM Andrew Martin
Foxy DVD Series – Vol 92
International Master Andrew Martin takes you comprehensively through eleven English Opening games, many featuring world-class Grandmasters, teaching you how the opening works as he goes along.
Learn to play the English The Easy Way – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Roman’s Lab DVD Series – Vol 16
Roman will teach you the unique way he plays Whites most solid and easy to learn repertoire in the English Opening. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black’s responses.
Roman’s Lab DVD Series – Vol 93
On this DVD, Roman displays games played with different systems of English Opening. Highly instructional and educating material about various typical mistakes played by all levels of players. Roman will demostrate the way the English suppose is to be played. Roman is an expert on the English Opening, and, with Rybka’s help analyzing these games, the material presented will increase your understanding of the English Opening resulting in much better play in your own games.
Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious System for Black Against 1.c4 – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
On this DVD Roman will give you an easy to learn complete setup for Black to play against the 1.c4 English Opening. This new system is great because it gives Black an easy, clear plan of attack which will be faster than your opponents plans, who will unknowingly be following theory. Romans original Anti English ideas and concepts are verified by Rybka and are only available on this DVD. The minimum you will get out of this opening is equality with a plan that is unfamiliar to your opponent. So if you are like most players and hate playing against the English, you now have a surprise secret weapon, the Dzindzi Anti-English.
GrandMaster Roman Dzindzichashvili:
* Former two time U.S. Champion & Russian Champion
* World Open Winner, Writer & Teacher
* Former Chess Coach & Trainer for World Champions Gary Kasparov & Anatoly Karpov
* MasterChess 5000 – VALUE $24.95! – Fully functional chess playing program “Crafty” rated 2613 with a searchable data base of over 100,000 top GrandMaster games from 2000 to March 2003. GrandMaster statistical tree also imports & exports games in PGN format.
* Bookup Premiere demo – A method of mastering the chess openings.
* ChessReader demo – Software to display ChessCafe eBooks.
* Blitzin demo – Play chess online with the Internet Chess Club.
* Chess Tactic Arts demo – Improve your tactics by solving exercises.
* Advanced School of Chess demo – Instructive tutorial on all chess fundamentals.
* Chess Mentor demo – Instructional software (like having a private chess coach).
Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players vs 1.c4, then vs 1.Nf3 – IM David Vigorito
Content: 46 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 2 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning Players.
Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players vs. 1.c4, then vs. 1.Nf3
Run Time: 00:25:00
Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players vs. 1.Nf3
Run Time: 00:21:16
Play Against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3: A Repertoire for Black – GM Niclas Huschenbeth
The opening moves 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 are less common than 1.e4/1.d4 and a lack of familiarity with playing against them can lead Black players into passive positions.
Thankfully, GM Niclas Huschenbeth has prepared a repertoire of chess openings for players who want to take the game to White.
In this near 4-hour course, GM Huschenbeth shows precisely why 1…c5! is the killer move to force specific positions which, with his training, you will be far more comfortable in than your opponent.
By making it difficult for White to play 2.d4, Black takes away a huge number of options from the first player, cramping his game in the process.
With both tactical and strategic elements to the resulting positions, the deep understanding provided by GM Huschenbeth will give you a big edge in your games.
Niclas also gives helpful tips on the best way to remember the key lines and ideas.
A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening – IM Bill Paschall
This course, aimed at Intermediate players, includes 115 minutes of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 4 lectures. he English Opening derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defenses – and it’s considered reliable and flexible.
In this 142 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 7 lectures, IM David Vigorito covers the Four Knights variation of the English Opening, taking a look at ideas and strategies from both colors.
The King’s Indian Attack (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos
In this system, White adopts a setup similar to Black’s in the King’s Indian Defense; but White’s extra tempo makes it even more deadly.
This is an opening you can play against the French, Caro-Kann and Sicilian, each time getting a dominant position full of powerful positional and tactical ideas.
In this 8 hour Deep Dive, Argentinian Grandmaster Damian Lemos explains the general strategy behind the opening before going on to give detailed instructions on how to deal with anything Black might try.
Through the analysis of instructive games, GM Lemos shows how these ideas play out in practice, making sure you’re ready with the most powerful reply!
If you prefer not to have to constantly update your openings against each of the popular responses to 1.e4, this 8 hour Deep Dive course provides all you need for a bulletproof opening repertoire.
King’s Indian Attack Easily Explained – IM Andrew Martin
The King’s Indian Attack (KIA) can be used successfully after 1. e4 or 1. Nf3. On this all-new Foxy openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin recommends starting with 1. e4 and shows when the KIA may be played with best hope of success. You will learn the nuts and bolts of a very good opening system and know exactly when you should play it and when not.
The King’s Indian attack can lead to some very violent and uncompromising games, but White has to think flexibly to get the most out of the position. The games examined reflect this flexibility.
The KIA easily explained is an excellent introduction to a proven, winning opening system.
Double Fianchetto Domination (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos
Since entering the computer age, chess opening theory has exploded, with razor-sharp novelties and tricky ideas being routinely “cooked” and sprung upon the unwary club player.
How do you deal with this?
You surely can’t memorize everything.
In Double Fianchetto Domination, GM Damian Lemos offers a refreshing break from rote-memorization, with a unique ideas-based opening system, favored by the likes of Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Aronian, and many other elite GMs.
This is your complete repertoire for white based on using the power of the double fianchetto for both bishops and then, regardless of how black responds, using GM Lemos’ reliable strategy for gaining an advantage and playing for a win.
Armed with this system, you have a reliable, non-theoretical opening that’s simple enough to learn in a weekend, yet powerful enough to crush grandmasters.