Autor: Konikowski, Jerzy; Bekemann, Uwe
The 'Réti Opening' 1.Sg1-f3 d7-d5 2.c2-c4 is quiet and solid and usually leads to the middle game without greater tactical complications. Therefore, the arising positions require more positional understanding than tactical skills.
The book is primarily intended for amateurs looking for an opening with the following advantages.
1. Easy to learn because the readers can orient themselves on key ideas and general set-up plans – i.e. without the need to memorize vast amounts of 'theory'.
2. However, they can still focus on certain continuations and increase their specific knowledge.
3. The opening should enable them to master the passage from the opening to the middle game with mainly solid positional play – i.e. without the risk of running into sharp tactical surprises.
4. It should offer much room for research and experimentation.