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Bird's Opening Game Collection
Compiled by Dr.KnowNothing
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Collection of 1.f4 games....This collection includes Bird's opening games from world class players as well as games that are important to the theory of this opening.

Famous italian player Greco
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Howard Staunton
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Adolf Anderssen...romantic genius
Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1861 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird plays the reversed from's gambit 1.f4 f5 2.e4!?
Bird vs Gelbfuhs, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Chigorin...practical genius
Chigorin vs Sellman, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

lasker's famous double bishop sac
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Lasker...longest running world champion...loses to the Bird's
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

Lasker's revenge....From's gambit / Lasker variation
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Henry "The Black Death" Blackburne gives Bird the Bird
Blackburne vs Bird, 1892 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Bird vs B Vergani, 1895  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Albin vs J Mieses, 1903 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Yurevich vs M Lowcki, 1903 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Spielmann, 1907 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

F Malthan vs Marshall, 1908 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Tarakower plays the Bird
Tartakower vs C Jaffe, 1911 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Marshall, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs R Portela, 1913 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Cercle de la Rive Gauche, 1925 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Kmoch, 1927 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

F Bohatirchuk vs V Makogonov, 1927 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

A Brinckmann vs Tartakower, 1927 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs I S Turover, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

A young Korchnoi uses the Bird to beat a strong player
Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1950 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs G Fuster, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Larsen beats World Champion Petrosian
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs S From, 1963 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

F Bohatirchuk vs A Kalotay, 1964 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Larsen beats World Champion Spassky
Larsen vs Spassky, 1964 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Gligoric, 1966 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 66 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans vs E Paoli, 1967 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Ekenberg vs Ulf Andersson, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Bobby Fischer beats World Champion Smyslov
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs F Visier Segovia, 1972
(A03) Bird's Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Unorthodox fan M Basman draws against World Champion Tal
M Basman vs Tal, 1974 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Neil Davis vs R Jamieson, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs P Trzaska, 1991
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

"The Alterman Wall"
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Blatny vs J Kraai, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Granda Zuniga vs Beliavsky, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

A Jakubiec vs Schmaltz, 2002
(A02) Bird's Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

A Jakubiec vs K Kuzmicz, 2003
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

S Von Freymann vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

S Von Freymann vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine gets an inferior game out of the opening
Pelikan vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of Tarrasch's best games in any opening
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

A Yam vs Shirov, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs C Zuidema, 1972 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

V Malaniuk vs H Hamdouchi, 1997
(A03) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

S Williams vs Harikrishna, 2002
(A03) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Buecker vs Suetin, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Modern battle between two world class players
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Gurevich..Dutch defense expert plays the reverse dutch
M Gurevich vs Gelfand, 1989 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Gurevich vs H Pehlivanlar, 2006
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Henrik Danielsen...strongest 1.f4 player in recent times
H Danielsen vs O Salmensuu, 1997 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2001
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

H Danielsen vs L Schandorff, 2001 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

H Danielsen vs J A Nilssen, 2004
(A03) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs C Hansen, 2005
(A03) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Danielsen vs S B Hansen, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs B Thorfinnsson, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs J Gunnarsson, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs P Ricardi, 2006
(A03) Bird's Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

This is why you don't play 1.f4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.b3?!
Nimzowitsch vs L Steiner, 1927 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs Reti, 1914 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Bird vs J Mason, 1889  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Bird's Opening Scandinavian defense with extra f4 move
Short vs Timman, 2002 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Magnus Carlsen game
K Lie vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

B Amin vs D Rombaldoni, 2008
(A03) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

L Kritz vs P Prohaszka, 2008
(A03) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

From's Gambit declined
H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

73 games

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