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Henry Edward Bird vs Josef Heral
Vienna (1873), Vienna AUH, rd 3, Jul-30
French Defense: Bird Invitation (C00)  ·  1-0


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Oct-10-04  sneaky pete: The ultimate refutation of the French defence. Bird used it 3 times in this tournament, scoring 100% of course.
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  whiteshark: <sneaky pete:The ultimate refutation of the French defence. Bird used it 3 times in this tournament, scoring 100% of course.>

"This move (2.♗b5), I believe does not merit the condemnation it has received, therefore I continue to adopt it."

--Henry Bird

Dec-21-07  Shams: I would play the French every single game if I could count on 2.Bb5?!
Apr-03-08  Knight13: 2. Bb5?! is a waste. Complete garbage. Chigorin's 2. Qe2 is five-hundred times better.
Feb-08-10  rich187113: I've only played the french defence birds invitation once or twice winning both of them, I've played the portuguese opening 1.e4 e5 2.Bb5 3 times losing 2 and winning one. But I much prefer to open with d4 and hope to play the trompowsky attack.
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