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|Apr-04-08|| ||Knight13: Compare this one with Bird vs J Mason, 1876. I like the Mason one better.|
|Aug-04-08|| ||whiteshark: Pun: A Bird never flew on one wing.|
|May-22-09|| ||randomsac: This is a very exciting game. What else do you expect from king's gambit? I loved the underpromotions to win material. There were some slips as some of the kibitzers have noted, but it is still a very interesting and exciting game.|
|Jun-15-09|| ||RandomVisitor: 22...Nc6!
<Honza's> line is spoiled by 31.Qg6+ with perpetual.
|Jun-15-09|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Amusing little gem, for all its flaws. Any other games featuring consecutive Knight underpromotions?|
|Jun-15-09|| ||GMNick: Bird had a funny sense of humour...|
|Jun-15-09|| ||Once: Now that is seriously funny chess. The only downside is that we were denied the wonderful sight of four black knights on the board at the same time.|
Reminds me a little of the film Zulu where a force with superior numbers battles a smaller army with better firepower.
Or if you are too young to remember Zulu, try the science-fiction remake "Starship troopers".
Or if you are too young for Starship troopers, think Orks vs Space Marines. Waaagh!
|Jun-15-09|| ||bvwp: Bird usually features in games as an ingenious but gallant loser. The inaccuracies remarked upon would explain why this would be the case. So it's nice to see him get a win.|
|Jun-15-09|| ||psmith: Fritz 5.32 found 12... d5! 13. Bxd5 Bg7! to be very strong for Black. I can't find a defense for White.|
|Jun-15-09|| ||xrt999: you just dont see people with the name "Alcock" nowadays....|
|Jun-15-09|| ||kevin86: Is this a record? Black underpromotes to a knight in sucessive moves.|
The game AND the pun are great!
|Jun-15-09|| ||Waitaka: <An Englishman: Any other games featuring consecutive Knight underpromotions?>|
Not consecutive: V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956
|Jun-15-09|| ||njchess: Fun game from Bird. Despite the somewhat tactically dubious play on both sides, MacDonnell must have suspected something when Bird offers up his queen. I doubt he imagined losing a knight, a bishop and both rooks(!) for a bishop, a queen and two pawns. Thereafter, White's queen and bishop are no match for Bird's rooks and knights.|
|Jun-15-09|| ||Shams: A deserved pun win for <Phony Benoni>.|
|Jun-15-09|| ||Lightboxes: 26. Qe4??
Win one of the rooks instead of the bishop?
|Jun-15-09|| ||lzromeu: Very funny pun and game.
Added to my favorites.
Beautiful win without a Queen.
Another possible Pun with merchandising: "Flying Horses"
|Jun-15-09|| ||WhiteRook48: those funny knight promotions|
|Jun-15-09|| ||GrahamClayton: <Honza Cervenka>White missed another blow in his 26th move: 26.Qe4!! Rf7 27.Bxe7!! (Not 27.Qxb7?? for Rf2+! 28.Kg1 Bg2 etc.).|
I looked at 29.♕b5+ c6 30.♕d3 (Stopping the Black Rook from moving along the 2nd rank and protecting the g2 Bishop). 30...♖f3 looks good, attacking the Queen to give Black time to retreat the g2-Bishop, but then I think White has 31.♕e4, with the double attack on the e7 Knight. 31...♖f7 simply allows 32.♔g2.
|Jun-15-09|| ||remolino: What a fanstastic pun!!!|
|Feb-25-10|| ||tommy boy: what an imagination and calculation! This game is realy fantastic|
|Oct-21-10|| ||sevenseaman: ...15.dxe4, ...17.Bxd5 ...22. f1=N+,...23.exf1=N+ are some of the remarkable twists in this very queerly conducted game by Bird. About 7 replays do not look too many.|
How 38. bxc3 insulates the vital Black R on d2 from the high voltage White Q on a5, is a masterstroke.
The only thing one can say with a degree of certainty is that Bird knew his onions and where he was going!
I've liked the game immensely; pure entertainment and high drama on the road.
|Oct-21-10|| ||sevenseaman: I wouldn't be surprised if some one said to me - Bird was a prankster!|
|Mar-24-15|| ||Bubo bubo: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Amusing little gem, for all its flaws. Any other games featuring consecutive Knight underpromotions?>|
Better late than never: The game S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964
ends with two consecutive ♘-promotions.
|Jun-25-16|| ||whiteshark: The ♔night is dark and full of terrors ...|
|May-01-17|| ||MJCB: Why not 33... Kt h2+, followed by 34... Rf1. unless I miss something, this is mate?|
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