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

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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)

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Contents

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
...
=
g3
...
=
d4
...
=
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.