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James Moore Hanham vs Henry Bird
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Mar-28
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  0-1



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Aug-02-05  bridgepro: 36. Qd2 ???
Aug-02-05  fgh: 36. Qd2 is not a legal move. You must mean 36. Qd7. However, white loses as follows: 36. Qd7?? Rh1+! 37. Kxh1 Qf1+ 38. Kh2 Qxg2#
Apr-04-08  Knight13: <7. Bc4: This Bishop is not posted well here in this opening.> I disagree. This is the bishop's best square.

<10. h3: ?> What, Steinitz? Why is this bad?

May-14-08  YoungEd: <Knight13> I respectfully disagree. Bc4 is usually not so good against the Sicilian; it's easy to blunt attacks against f7 (by moving e6), and it's often kicked back by pawn as in the present game, leading to a waste of time. As a rule, b5 and e2 are better squares for the bishop against the Sicilian.
Aug-04-08  cn1ght: Um, the Bishop got kicked out by a Knight actually... but yes, the Sicilian is weird in a lot of ways actually, with the Bishop going to c4 theoretically wrong as one of them.
Jan-04-09  Sololoy: fgh: After 37. - Qf1+ it follows 38. Bg1, blocking the check and allowing the rook to defend g2 and white wins!
Feb-28-10  waylander11: If 36.Qd2 Bird plays Nh3+ followed by
37.gxN, Rxg+
38.Kh2, Qf4+
39.Kh1, Qf3+
40.Kh2, Qg2#

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