(1) Reti,R - Mueller,O [C20]
Margate Margate (1), 1923
[Deep Fritz (10s)]

C20: 1 e4 e5: Unusual White second moves

1.e4 e5 2.d3 d5 3.c3N
Secures b4 [3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qd8 (4...Qe6 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 h5 7.Nf3 h4 8.Nxh4 Bd6 9.Nf3 Nge7 10.Be3 Nf5 11.Qe2 Nxe3 12.Qxe3 Bd7 13.0-0-0 0-0-0 14.Rhe1 Qg6 15.Nb5 Kb8 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Bxc6 Bxb2+ 18.Kb1 b6 19.Bxd7 Bf6 20.Bc6 a6 21.d4 Bg5 22.Qc3 axb5 23.f4 Bh6 24.d5 Qd6 25.Rd3 b4 26.Qc4 Ka7 27.Ra3+ 1-0 Vorotnikov,V-Varavin,V/Krasnodar 1991/CBM 25 ext (27); 4...Bb4 5.Bd2 Qe6 6.Nb5 Bxd2+ 7.Qxd2 Qe7 8.0-0-0 Nf6 9.f4 exf4 10.Qxf4 Na6 11.Nf3 0-0 12.Re1 Qd8 13.h3 Nd5 14.Qd2 c6 15.Nbd4 c5 16.Nb3 b6 17.d4 cxd4 18.Nbxd4 Nac7 19.Nc6 Stevens,T-Snyder,L/San Francisco 2000/CBM 79 ext/1-0 (34)) 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bg5 f6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 f5 9.Bxe5 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Bd6 11.Ng6 hxg6 12.Nd5 c6 13.Ne3 f4 14.Ng4 Rh4 15.Be2 f3 16.gxf3 Rh3 17.Qd2 Qe7 18.Qc3 Rh7 19.0-0-0 Qg7 20.Qb3 Bf5 21.h3 Bd7 22.Qxb7 Rd8 1/2-1/2 Bahrholz,S-Marek,A/Neumuenster 1999/EXT 2002 (22); 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Bb4= ]

3...dxe4 4.dxe4
[4.Qa4+ Bd7 5.Qxe4 Nc6=/+ ]

4...Qxd1+-/+ 5.Kxd1 Bc5 6.f3
Prevents intrusion on g4

6...Be6 7.Nd2 Nc6
[7...Nd7 8.Bc4=/+ ]

8.Bc4= Bxc4 9.Nxc4 0-0-0+ 10.Kc2 Nge7
[10...b5 11.Ne3= ]

11.Ne2
[11.b4 b5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.bxc5 Rd7+/= ]

11...f6
Covers g5 [11...a5 12.Bg5= ]

12.b4+/=
White gets the initiative

12...Bb6 13.a4 a5 14.b5
White gains space

14...Nb8 15.Nxb6+ cxb6 16.Be3 Nd7 17.Nc1 Kc7 18.Nb3 Rc8
[18...Nc8 19.Rad1+/- ]

19.Rhd1 Rhd8 20.Rd3 Nf8 21.Rad1 Rxd3 22.Rxd3 Nd7 23.Nd2 Nc5
[>=23...f5!?+/- ]

24.Bxc5+- bxc5 25.Nc4 b6 26.Rd6 Rb8 27.Re6 Nc8 28.Re8 Rb7
[28...Kd7 29.Rf8+- ]

29.Rg8 g6 30.Rh8 h5 31.Rf8 Nd6
[31...f5 32.exf5 gxf5 33.Rf7+ Kb8 34.Rxf5 Rh7+- ]

32.Nxd6 Kxd6 33.Rxf6+ Ke7 34.Rxg6 Rb8 35.Rg5
[35.Rg5 Kd6 36.Rxh5+- ] 1-0