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Henry Edward Bird vs Wilhelm Steinitz
London (1866), 12, rd 12, Sep-??
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jun-15-06  OJC: 47. b5 is a nice trap. 47. ...Bxb5?? with the idea of the king capturing the remaining h-pawn and drawing fails to 48.Nxb5 Kg4 49. Nd4 Kh3 50. Nf3 and white wins.
Apr-03-08  Knight13: <OJC> Thanks for pointing it out. A very subtle trap, but then Bird never stopped trying to throw people into 'em.
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  GrahamClayton: 8.c3 instead of 8.cd4 is a speculative pawn sacrifice, which seems to give Bird some play.
Jul-03-17  Straclonoor: After 46 moves Lomonosov's TB7 give white mates in 32 moves Here is the line

47. Ne6+ Ke5 48. Nd4 Bd5 49. Nf5 Bg2 50. Nd6 Bh3 51. b5 Ke6 52. b6 Bg2 53. h4 Ba8 54. Nc4 d5 55. Ne3 Ke5 56. Nc2 Bb7 57. h5 Ke6 58. h6 Kf6 59. Kd6 Kg6 60. Kc7 Ba6 61. Nb4 d4 62. Nc6 d3 63. Ne5+ Kxh6 64. Nxd3 Bxd3 65. b7 Kg6 66. b8=Q Kf5 67. Kd6 Be2 68. Qa8 Bg4 69. Qd5+ Kf4 70. Qd4+ Kf3 71. Ke5 Bh3 72. Qe4+ Kg3 73. Qe3+ Kg2 74. Kf4 Bg4 75. Qg3+ Kh1 76. Qxg4 Kh2 77. Kf3 Kh1 78. Qg2#

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