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Davison's favorite games
Compiled by Davison
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Ljubojevic vs C Zuidema, 1972 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Var.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1964 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Aronin, 1962
(A02) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Def.
Botvinnik vs Larsen, 1970 
(A90) Dutch, 52 moves, 0-1

Running into a Stonewall
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

2. b3
Blackburne vs Bird, 1892 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

From's with early Queen's attack
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Knight defends pawn.
B E Horberg vs Larsen, 1966 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

Knight defends pawn, followed by b6
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1929 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Knight defends pawn, followed by Nc6
P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Knight defends pawn, followed by g6
Euwe vs Tartakower, 1921 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Same as game 80
G Norman vs Tartakower, 1924 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Knight defends pawn, followed by c6
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1887 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Knight defends pawn, followed by g6
D Marotti vs Tartakower, 1922  
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 76 moves, 0-1

Knight defends followed by bringing out the other N.
E Georgieva vs C Vinas Guerrero, 2011 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

4.c6
J T Westbrock vs H Steiner, 1946
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

Classical Dutch
A Cooper vs S Williams, 1999 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

J Lechtynsky vs S Williams, 2002 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

3.b3- Buenos Aires Var.
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Bird vs S Rosenthal, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 72 moves, 1-0

Bird vs J Wisker, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

1...e6 followed by f5
Bird vs H Gifford, 1878 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Bird vs Mackenzie, 1878 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 75 moves, 1-0

Bird vs Englisch, 1878 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Bird vs A Fritz, 1880 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Bird vs J Minckwitz, 1880 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Bird vs P Ware, 1882 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs G A Thomas, 1936 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

From's-4.Nf3 followed by g3
H Danielsen vs C Duenas, 2000
(A02) Bird's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs D Pillhock, 2000 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Bird
H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs E Atanasova, 2010
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Stonewall
M Szablewski vs Radjabov, 1996 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1920
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 0-1

P F Johner vs C Jaffe, 1911
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

W G Morris vs C Jaffe, 1911
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

F Treybal vs Hromadka, 1921
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

K Skalicka vs Hromadka, 1927 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

On 1...f5, play e3 followed by Nf3 then b3
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

1...c5 followed by d5
Chigorin vs Sellman, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1910 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Exchange Bishop for Knight to get control of e5!
Tartakower vs H Suechting, 1911 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Tartakower vs L Asztalos, 1913 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Z Barasz, 1913 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1917 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs J Moeller, 1920 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Leonhardt, 1920 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs P Bechstedt, 1928 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

1...f5
Saint Amant vs W Fraser, 1836 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

1...f5 2.d4
E Williams vs A Henderson, 1845 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

B Vergani vs Blackburne, 1895  
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 0-1

White's king pawn advances.
Segal vs A W Fox, 1900 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

A lot of Queen moves!
A Kier vs A Erichsen, 1920
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 0-1

1...f5 followed by 2...e6
Bird vs K Pitschel, 1878 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Batavo- Polish Attack
Larsen vs M Raizman, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Batavo-Polish Attack
Larsen vs R Toran Albero, 1960
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

From's Gambit-Two Knight Var.
R Khouseinov vs J Chalemba, 2008
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

From's Gambit-Decline
W Schwan vs Nimzowitsch, 1905
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Knight defends, Black takes pawn.
A Solano Cruz vs E Trejos, 2001
(A02) Bird's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

2. d3
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Staunton Declined with d3.
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Leningrad Bird, game 26 th. in book
H Danielsen vs L Schandorff, 2001 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Leningrad Bird, Game 28 in Book
T Taylor vs K Rogoff, 1978 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Set-up, Game 49 from book.
T Taylor vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Early move of the QB.
Kamsky vs Tiviakov, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 43 moves, 0-1

C. Dutch
N V Pedersen vs S Williams, 1998 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

C. Dutch
J Gallagher vs S Williams, 2001 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

C. Dutch
T Nixon vs S Williams, 2002 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

H Danielsen vs O Salmensuu, 1997 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Draw
H Danielsen vs Y R Yakovich, 1997
(A02) Bird's Opening, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Good pawn work
H Danielsen vs T Luther, 1999 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Queen & Rook ending
H Danielsen vs R Hardarson, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Good rook & bishop ending
H Danielsen vs B Thorfinnsson, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

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

Stonewall!
H Danielsen vs D Ragnarsson, 2012 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

G Oskam vs Tartakower, 1920
(A80) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

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

Didier vs J Mieses, 1900 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 0-1

Antoshin Variation
C Hansen vs C Renner, 1998 
(A81) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Larsen's Antoshin Variation
Larsen vs W Martz, 1968
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs J Clemente, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs I Asmundsson, 2001
(A03) Bird's Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

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