Welcome to my Réti Opening (ECO A05) ICC online game with Doran page!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the Black side of the Réti Opening.

I rarely play the Black side of the Réti Opening or the English Opening . The game includes analysis and diagrams.

[Event "ICC 30 30"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2004.07.01"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Doran"]
[Black "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[WhiteElo "1673"]
[BlackElo "1670"]
[Opening "Réti opening"]
[ECO "A05"]
[NIC "QP.11"]
[Time "23:06:08"]
[TimeControl "1800+30"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. e4 c5 7. Nbd2 Nc6 8.
c3 Bd7 9. Nh4 Qc8 10. f4 Bh3 11. Nhf3 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 d5 13. e5 Nd7 14. d4
cxd4 15. cxd4 e6 16. Rf2 f6 17. Nf1 fxe5 18. Nxe5 Ndxe5 19. dxe5 b6 20. Rc2
Qb7 21. a3 Rfd8 22. Qf3 Rd7 23. Bd2 Nd4 {White resigns} 0-1

Online Game
ICC

Date 1 Jul 2004
White: Doran (1673) Black: Mike Serovey (1670)

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6

 

Réti Opening after 5... d6.

Réti Opening after 5… d6.

This is a symmetrical position that can transpose into the English Opening or the Réti Opening.

6. e4 c5

Réti Opening after 6... c5.

Réti Opening after 6… c5.

Now we have a position that is identical to some lines of the Kings Indian Attack, which is actually a variation of the Réti Opening.

7. Nbd2 Nc6 8. c3 Bd7 9. Nh4 Qc8 10. f4 Bh3 11. Nhf3 Bxg2 12. Kxg2

Réti Opening after 12. Kxg2.

Réti Opening after 12. Kxg2.

White’s Kingside position has been weakened by the loss of the white-squared Bishop. Black has a lead in development and can attack on the Queenside. This position now is the Réti Opening- Kings Indian Attack VS. The Sicilian Dragon.

d5 13. e5 Nd7 14. d4 cxd4 15. cxd4 e6

Réti Opening after 15... e6.

Réti Opening after 15… e6.

Black has stabilized the Center and is now going to open it up. Normally, I would attack on the Queenside in positions like this one.

16. Rf2 f6 17. Nf1 fxe5 18. Nxe5 Ndxe5 19. dxe5?

Réti Opening after 19. dxe5?

Réti Opening after 19. dxe5?

Normally you want to capture towards the Center. White does keep his pawn structure intact but, Black now has a passed pawn in the Center.

b6 20. Rc2 Qb7 21. a3 Rfd8 22. Qf3 Rd7

Réti Opening after 22... Rd7.

Réti Opening after 22… Rd7.

White misses the obvious threat of 23… Nd4 forking the Queen and Rook. Black is also planning to double the rooks behind the passed d Pawn and push it down White’s throat. If instead White had played 23. Be3 then 23… Rad8 24. Rac1 Ne7 and Black is still better.

23. Bd2?? Nd4!  0-1 

 

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