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Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Kramnik and the Modern Reti - Part 3

Opening: A07: Reti, King's Indian Attack

Player(s): Kramnik, Bluebaum, Adhiban

Throughout his career, Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik has been known for his deep opening preparation. With White Kramnik came up as a 1.Nf3 player, but in truth it was just the move order designed to avoid some openings (The Benko, the Benoni etc.) the young Kramnik found annoying to face. In reality, Vladimir was 1.d4 player of a classical mold. Just look at his handling of the White side of the Kings Indian and the Grunfeld, and you will see a full-fledged strategy of occupying the center with pawns. The passage of time brought another change. Kramnik returned to his old flame, 1.Nf3, but this time he's not doing it just for the move order purposes. Suddenly, it's the full-fledged Reti and even the Kings Indian Attack! 
It might seem that capture on f3, as Jaan Ehlvest's choice in the above game, is a better idea, but Videos #2 and #3 show examples of Kramnik's implementation of main idea of the Reti Opening: blasting open the long diagonal for the fianchettoed bishop!

Teacher's library (700) A07 Kramnik Bluebaum Adhiban opening

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