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Henry Edward Bird vs Cecil Valentine De Vere
"Bird of Prey" (game of the day Jun-05-12)
Dundee (1868)  ·  Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0
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Jun-20-05  white pawn: Wow, mate with only a pawn attacking the king.
Apr-03-08  Knight13: De Vere should've heard the alarm bells ringing when White played 10. f5. But no...
Jun-05-12  Oceanlake: Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time....
Jun-05-12  backyard pawn: Pin! Pin! Pin! Win!
Jun-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: What fantastic chess brains! Stuff from higher up, beats anticipation.
Jun-05-12  consul: The black night in c2 covered e1, making it unaccessible for the white rook. What happens if Black plays 15. Bb7 instead?
Jun-05-12  consul: Oohps, i've seen it... is not a longer resistance...
Jun-05-12  Yopo: duplicate? Bird vs Steinitz, 1867
Jun-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  mike1: yes, nice ending but what happens after 14... c6??? ... Nxc2 was a bit too much.
Jun-05-12  sofouuk: <mike1><what happens after 14... c6???>white plays 15.Bd3, picks up the trapped N, and has a decent game with full compensation for the exchange. 11.Qe4! rather than Qg4 would have given a big advantage, tho
Jun-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: "And Cecil De Vere," as Edgar Allan Poe didn't say, "hast *thou* no tear?"
Jun-05-12  randomsac: Bird had some guts using those pawns. Great finish.
Jun-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Bird has a very similar position with the same mate,but there,he missed a mate in three earlier.
Jun-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: The game was <Bird-Steinitz 1867 London>
Jun-05-12  vinidivici: Hey, can i see the game of the day from last year or 2 years ago, the point is can i see all the game of the day from the first day this site put GOTD?

Because in the archives, it just from limited time ago...thanks.

Jun-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: What a stunning # position

"The eagles flies tonight"

Jun-05-12  schnarre: ...Talk about an all-out assault! Nice win by White.
Jun-05-12
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  dakgootje: <vinidivici>

Phony Benoni is your man. Check out Game Collection: Game of the Day 2004 and the related gamecollections he gives in the notes for GOTDs of later years

Jun-05-12  vinidivici: <dakgootje> thanks.

Wish i can subscribe Phony Benoni, i wont finish see all the GOTD games in a single day, but theres no subscribe function, i bet, in this site.

Jun-06-12  Llawdogg: Kind of a smothered mate with a pawn.
Jun-06-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: consul: 15...Bb7 just leads to 16. exd7+ and white wins the queen
Jun-06-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: This game is given in Cook's Synopsis of Openings (1874) http://books.google.com/books?id=bj... , but there must be an earlier publication if it is not just an analysis of Bird v Steinitz.

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