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Chess Opening Theory/1. Nf3/1...c5

Réti Opening
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/2p5/8/5N2/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKB1R

Sicilian Invitation (Réti Opening)Edit

1...c5Edit

Black invites white to transpose into the Sicilian Defence with 2.e4. White has a number of other choices here. 2.c4 transposes into a Symmetrical English. Many other moves are possible--the position is still very flexible for both sides.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. Nf3 c5

2
English c4
...
=
Sicilian Defence e4
...
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g3
...
=
d4
...
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b3
...
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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.