Welcome to my Réti Opening / King’s Indian Attack  (ECO A08) ICC online game with orion03 Page!

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

The game includes analysis and diagrams.

[Event “ICC 30 0”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2004.07.02”]
[Round “-“]
[White “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Black “orion03”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ICCResult “Black resigns”]
[WhiteElo “1663”]
[BlackElo “1609”]
[Opening “Réti: King’s Indian attack”]
[ECO “A08”]
[NIC “QP.10”]
[Time “19:16:51”]
[TimeControl “1800+0”]

1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O Nf6 5. c4 e6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. d3 h6 8.
a3 Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Bd2 Re8 11. Rb1 Bf5 12. Nh4 Bh7 13. e4 d4 14. Na2 Nd7
15. Nf3 Nde5 16. Ne1 Qd7 17. b4 c4 18. dxc4 Nxc4 19. Nc2 d3 20. Ne3 Nxa3 21.
Rb3 Nb5 22. Nd5 Bd6 23. Re1 Ne5 24. f4 Nc4 25. Rxd3 Nb2 26. Qc2 Nxd3 27.
Qxd3 Rac8 28. Nac3 Nxc3 29. Bxc3 Qe6 30. Qd4 f6 31. Qxa7 Bxe4 32. Bxe4 Qf7
33. Qd4 Re6 34. Nb6 Rce8 35. Bd5 Kh8 36. Rxe6 Rxe6 37. Bxe6 Qxe6 38. Kf2 Qe7
39. Nd5 Qf7 40. Kf3 Qh5+ 41. Kg2 Qe2+ 42. Qf2 Qe4+ 43. Qf3 Qc2+ 44. Kh3 Qf5+
45. g4 Qd7 46. Kg3 Qb5 47. h4 Qd7 48. Kh3 Qe6 49. f5 Qd7 50. Bd4 Qb5 51. Bc3
Qe8 52. Nxf6 gxf6 53. Bxf6+ {Black resigns} 1-0

Online Game #115
ICC
White: Mike Serovey (1663) Black: orion03 (1609)

1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O Nf6

King's Indian Attack transposing into the Réti Opening after 4... Nf6.

King’s Indian Attack transposing into the Réti Opening after 4… Nf6.

Up to this point the move order has been the Kings Indian Attack. On my next move I transpose into the Réti Opening, which at this point also resembles some lines of the English Opening. The Kings Indian Attack was the very first opening that I learned as White back in 1974. A year later I learned the Réti Opening.

5. c4 e6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. d3 h6 8. a3 Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 

Réti Opening after 9... 0-0.

Réti Opening after 9… 0-0.

At this point the game seems fairly even. Black occupies the Center, which White will try to undermine from the wings.

10. Bd2 Re8 11. Rb1 Bf5

Réti Opening after 11... Bf5.

Réti Opening after 11… Bf5.

White prepares to expand on the Queenside and the Black Bishop on f5 indirectly attacks the White Rook on b1. This is why White’s next move is to attack this Bishop.

12. Nh4 Bh7 13. e4

Réti Opening after 13. e4.

Réti Opening after 13. e4.

Now, White tries to open up the Center instead of expanding on the Queenside. Plans often change as the game progresses and this position illustrates that point.

d4 14. Na2 Nd7 15. Nf3 Nde5

Réti Opening after 15... Nde5.

Réti Opening after 15… Nde5.

Black has the Queenside pawn majority and occupies the Center. This is in accordance with the Classical theory of chess development. White also occupies the Center and is preparing to challenge from the wings. This is in accordance with the Hypermodern theory of chess development.

16. Ne1 Qd7 17. b4 c4 18. dxc4 Nxc4

Réti Opening after 18... Nxc4.

Réti Opening after 18… Nxc4.

Black has both knights on the c file and a passed pawn on the d file. That pawn, however, is isolated and thus a target for White to attack. Black also has more space and thus appears to be better. White does get play by attacking that isolated pawn.

19. Nc2 d3 20. Ne3 Nxa3

Réti Opening after 20... Nxa3.

Réti Opening after 20… Nxa3.

Black is now up a pawn and still has the passed pawn in the Center. He appears to be winning.

21. Rb3 Nb5 22. Nd5 Bd6 23. Re1 Ne5 24. f4 Nc4 25. Rxd3 Nb2!

Réti Opening after 25... Nb2!

Réti Opening after 25… Nb2!

White has his pawn back, but is about to lose the exchange due to the Knight fork.

26. Qc2 Nxd3 27. Qxd3 Rac8 28. Nac3 Nxc3 29. Bxc3 Qe6

Réti Opening after 29... Qe6.

Réti Opening after 29… Qe6.

Now, Black is up the exchange of Knight vs. Rook, has a Rook on the open c file and his Queen and King Rook doubled on the e file putting pressure on White’s e pawn. White now occupies the Center and has his bishops on both long diagonals. Although it looks like Black is winning here this is where White begins to get some counter play.

30. Qd4 f6 31. Qxa7 Bxe4?

Réti Opening after 31... Bxe4?

Réti Opening after 31… Bxe4?

Black gives back his extra material because he wants to win a pawn and thinks that he can regain his sacrificed Bishop.

32. Bxe4 Qf7 33. Qd4 Re6 34. Nb6 Rce8?

Réti Opening after 34... Rce8.

Réti Opening after 34… Rce8.

White has a slight material edge of B + N vs. R. Black has his rooks doubled on the e file trying to win the Bishop on e4. White still controls both long diagonals and is aiming for a Kingside attack.

35. Bd5! Kh8 36. Rxe6 Rxe6 37. Bxe6 Qxe6

Réti Opening after 37... Qxe6.

Réti Opening after 37… Qxe6.

White is now up a Knight in the endgame, but is not clearly winning yet. Black can still draw if he can get the Queens and all of the pawns off the board.

38. Kf2  (centralizes the King and prevents 38… Qe2) Qe7?

Réti Opening after 38... Qe7?

Réti Opening after 38… Qe7?

Black’s last move allows the Knight fork of the Black Queen and Bishop on c8, which forces the exchange of the Knight for the Bishop. Bishops are usually stronger than Knights in the open endgames and you should avoid trading pieces when you are down material.

39. Nd5? (Should have played the Knight fork and traded for the Bishop.) Qf7 40. Kf3 Qh5+ 41. Kg2 Qe2+ 42. Qf2

Réti Opening after 42. Qf2.

Réti Opening after 42. Qf2.

Because White is up a Knight he wants to trade Queens and simplify into a won endgame.

Qe4+ (Black is wise to decline the exchange of Queens.) 43. Qf3 Qc2+ 44. Kh3 Qf5+ 45. g4

 

Réti Opening after 45. g4.

Réti Opening after 45. g4.

White has to stay out of check if he is going to win this game.

Qd7 46. Kg3 Qb5 47. h4 Qd7 48. Kh3 Qe6 49. f5 Qd7 50. Bd4 Qb5

 

Réti Opening after 50... Qb5.

Réti Opening after 50… Qb5.

White is trying to stay out of check while trapping the Black King in the corner.

51. Bc3 Qe8

 

Réti Opening after 51... Qe8.

Réti Opening after 51… Qe8.

I’m not sure that Black’s last move was an error, but it may not have been his best. Here White sacrifices his Knight for two pawns with Bishops of the same color. This should be an an easy win for White so Black resigns on move 53.

52. Nxf6 gxf6 53. Bxf6+ 1-0

 

Réti Opening after 53. Bxf6+ (Final position).

Réti Opening after 53. Bxf6+ (Final position).

The final position. Play could continue 53… Kg8 54. Qd4+ Qf7 55. Qxf7+ Kxf7 56. Bc3 and White should win with the connected passed pawns. Bad for Black is 53… Kh7?? 54. Qxb7+!! Kg8 55. Qg7#.

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