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Jacob Elson vs Henry Edward Bird
4th American Chess Congress (1876), Philadelphia, PA USA, rd 13, Aug-30
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Feb-20-08
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  Knight13: 20. Nd2 is better. (That a5 move was unnecessary) Then white could gain more space with c4 and maybe even d5. If black takes on d4 then, well, that just favors white. Very well placed White king, too!
Jan-20-15
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  heuristic: 4...Qf6 is rare
only game with 5.c3

well-played draw until

32.exf5?!
32.Rhh1 Rf8 33.Re1 Kd7 34.Rhg1

33...Re2
33...Kd7 34.Rg3 Nd5 35.Rf2 Re1 36.Rg6 R1e3 37.Nb1 Re2+ 38.Rxe2 Rxe2+ 39.Nd2 Re3 40.Rb1 Rxf3 41.Rxh6 Ne3+

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