VECO – Vol#10 The Reti with 2.e3

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                    [description] => <h2>Chess Openings for White: The Reti Opening with 2.e3</h2>
<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/reti-2e3-ichess-club-product-image.jpg"><img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-1320222" title="reti 2e3 ichess club product image" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/reti-2e3-ichess-club-product-image-300x300.jpg" alt="reti 2e3 ichess club product image" width="300" height="300" /></a>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 <strong>GM Alex Lenderman</strong> has created a new VECO course detailing a <em>“silent assassin”</em> move-order that accomplishes exactly that.

We sidestep the dense theory of other lines and get the positions <span style="text-decoration: underline;">we</span> want.<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/reti-e3-lenderman.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1320002" title="reti e3 lenderman" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/reti-e3-lenderman.jpg" alt="reti e3 lenderman" width="563" height="315" /></a>

It starts with <strong>1.Nf3 d5 2.e3</strong>… 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 <strong>Reti Opening</strong> and you will get <em>solid</em>, <em>active</em> positions while avoiding the million other lines Black wants to trick you into.
<h3>Rack up Massive Scores as White with...</h3>
<ul>
 	<li><strong>Sideline killers</strong>. What if Black throws a wrench in the works with 2...c5 or Alex has prepared deadly lines against all of Black’s options, including a reversed-Queen’s Indian that leads to killer attacks like this one (diagram) that took down a GM!
<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/vecoe3retiqsacmate.gif"><img class="size-full wp-image-1320062 aligncenter" title="vecoe3retiqsacmate" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/vecoe3retiqsacmate.gif" alt="vecoe3retiqsacmate" width="360" height="360" /></a></li>
 	<li><strong>Elite innovations</strong>. This course brings together GM Lenderman’s expert analysis and the very best novelties, including the devastating sequence Karjakin used to crush his elite opponent and qualify to face Carlsen for the world title!</li>
 	<li><strong>All the tricks and traps</strong>. Here (diagram) Black wants to trade pieces with Bxf3+ and Ne5+ but we strike first with a sneaky combination that wins a pawn and keeps our positional advantage. Just one of many tactical resources revealed in this course.
<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/vecoe3retifork.gif"><img class="size-full wp-image-1320061 aligncenter" title="vecoe3retifork" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/vecoe3retifork.gif" alt="vecoe3retifork" width="360" height="359" /></a></li>
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<h3>About the Author:</h3>
<figure id="attachment_437205" class="wp-caption alignright" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-437205"><a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Lenderman-Rating-Chart.jpg"><img class="wp-image-437205" title="The Lenderman Method – Gm Aleksandr Lenderman" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Lenderman-Rating-Chart-600x297.jpg" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" srcset="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Lenderman-Rating-Chart-600x297.jpg 600w, https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Lenderman-Rating-Chart.jpg 698w" alt="The Lenderman Method – Gm Aleksandr Lenderman" width="400" height="198" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-437205" class="wp-caption-text">Lenderman Rating Progress</figcaption></figure>
Aleksandr Lenderman is an American chess grandmaster, who was originally born in Leningrad. He is <strong>currently ranked #12 in the United States with an Elo of 2615.</strong>

He won the 2005 World Under-16 Championship in Belfort with a score of 9/10 (+8 −0 =2), becoming the first American to win a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship since Tal Shaked won the World Junior Championship in 1997.

Lenderman played for team USA in the 2015 World Team Chess Championship in Tsaghkadzor and scored 5/7, winning the gold medal on the second board.

He won the 2015 World Open after beating Rauf Mamedov in an Armageddon playoff; the two had the best tiebreak among eight players who tied for first place with 7/9.
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Overview

Chess Openings for White: The Reti Opening with 2.e3

reti 2e3 ichess club product imageHaving 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.reti e3 lenderman

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.

Rack up Massive Scores as White with…

  • Sideline killers. What if Black throws a wrench in the works with 2…c5 or Alex has prepared deadly lines against all of Black’s options, including a reversed-Queen’s Indian that leads to killer attacks like this one (diagram) that took down a GM!
    vecoe3retiqsacmate
  • Elite innovations. This course brings together GM Lenderman’s expert analysis and the very best novelties, including the devastating sequence Karjakin used to crush his elite opponent and qualify to face Carlsen for the world title!
  • All the tricks and traps. Here (diagram) Black wants to trade pieces with Bxf3+ and Ne5+ but we strike first with a sneaky combination that wins a pawn and keeps our positional advantage. Just one of many tactical resources revealed in this course.
    vecoe3retifork

About the Author:

The Lenderman Method – Gm Aleksandr Lenderman
Lenderman Rating Progress

Aleksandr Lenderman is an American chess grandmaster, who was originally born in Leningrad. He is currently ranked #12 in the United States with an Elo of 2615.

He won the 2005 World Under-16 Championship in Belfort with a score of 9/10 (+8 −0 =2), becoming the first American to win a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship since Tal Shaked won the World Junior Championship in 1997.

Lenderman played for team USA in the 2015 World Team Chess Championship in Tsaghkadzor and scored 5/7, winning the gold medal on the second board.

He won the 2015 World Open after beating Rauf Mamedov in an Armageddon playoff; the two had the best tiebreak among eight players who tied for first place with 7/9.


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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)