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Henry Edward Bird vs Amos Burn
"Burn Baby Burn" (game of the day Oct-18-2011)
Match (1886), London ENG, rd 13, May-29
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  0-1


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Feb-24-08  Knight13: This is one of those good bishop vs ugly bishop games (with a passer swimming through the garbag on the e-file).

Bird should've played d4 sometime in his opening.

Jun-22-09  WhiteRook48: 33...Qxf1+!!
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  andrewjsacks: Um. So obvious it does not deserve even one.
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  al wazir: Very nice -- but black could have won less spectacularly, e.g., with 33...Qc7, since the ♗ on a3 is dead meat: If 34. Bc1, then 34...Re6.
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  kevin86: FIREBIRD!

The queen sac allows for a new queen soon after.

But,coy boy that black is,instead of queening,Burn would mate.

Oct-18-11  goodevans: <al wazir: ... black could have won less spectacularly, e.g., with 33...Qc7, since the ♗ on a3 is dead meat: If 34. Bc1, then 34...Re6.>

Then white plays 35 Rfd1 threatening 36 Rd8+. Black should still win but it's all far less convincing than 33 ... Qxf1+!

Oct-18-11  EQUILIBRIUM: may be more precisely 8 ... Bd7 and if 9.B:c6 a 9 ... B:c6 10.Ne5 Qc7
Oct-18-11  monopole2313: <kevin86> Satisfaction came in a chain reaction.
Oct-18-11  Lil Swine: wasnt the pun already used for a previous Game Of The Day
Oct-18-11  waustad: Classic case of a tall pawn.
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  al wazir: <goodevans: 33...Qc7 34. Bc1 Re6 35. Rfd1> Rxd6 36. Qxd6 (36. Rxd6 Ra1, winning the ♗) Qxd6 37. Rxd6 e2 38. Kf2 (38. Be2 Rxe2; 38. Re6 Ra1) Bd3 39. Re6 Ra1 40. Bd2 Rf1+ 41. Kg3 Rd1, finally collecting the ♗.
Oct-19-11  goodevans: <al wazir> As I said, "Black should still win but it's all far less convincing than 33 ... Qxf1+!".
Oct-19-11  goodevans: P.S. 39 Ke1 is tougher to beat than 39 Re6.
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  al wazir: <goodevans: P.S. 39 Ke1 is tougher to beat than 39 Re6> 39...Ra1 40. Kd2 Rxc1 41. Kxc1 e1=Q+, and mate in two.
Oct-20-11  goodevans: <al wazir> True. I missed that one.
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