Richard Reti, a Hungarian-Austrian chess player and study composer born in 1889, is recognized for his creative and challenging chess studies. He is famous for his use of “minor piece sacrifice” strategy, where he sacrifices a knight or a bishop to gain a tactical or strategic advantage, particularly effective in the middle game when the opponent’s pieces are not fully developed and the king is not castled yet. His studies are known to demonstrate how to set up and execute this strategy with precision and efficiency, showing how to create situations where the opponent must accept the sacrifice or face significant loss.
Reti is also known for his emphasis on the importance of piece mobility. He believed that pieces should be actively used to control key squares and limit the opponent’s options. He often showcased how to use pieces actively to create threats and attack the opponent’s king. His studies often demonstrate how to use all the pieces of the army to create threats and attack the opponent’s king.
It is not uncommon for chess players to study Richard Reti’s compositions in order to improve their understanding of chess and develop their own tactical and strategic abilities.