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Henry Edward Bird vs James Moore Hanham
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 23, Apr-22
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  1-0



Annotations by Wilhelm Steinitz.      [129 more games annotated by Steinitz]

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Sep-19-04  Knight13: 7. Bh5+ is waste of move. The Bishop's moves from move 31 to move 34 is still waste of moves. Maybe if 53... Rxf5+ 54. Kxf5, white's pawns promotes sooner. Great game to study with.
May-31-05  Knight13: "Much better was Nc5 or Nf7." Nc5 is impossible for Black on that move.
Jul-20-05  Knight13: Nice to see Bird play the unusual 3. Nh3 opening.

Good game.

Dec-22-06  Themofro: A good game by Bird, with several nice positional sacrifices. (Note: Steinitz must have ment Bc5)
Dec-22-08  YoungEd: Although Steinitz doesn't comment on the move, I think that 40. ...Rc7 is a mistake. Black should keep White's king out of the d4 square with Nd5+. By hopping between d6 and b5, the knight can keep the enemy king from penetrating into the position, and Black can perhaps hold the draw that way.
Dec-22-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: There is something i don't fully understand here.

1. <Notes by <Steinitz>.>

2. On 10...h5: <<We> see no positive object in this advance which loosens his K side.>

It is not clear, who are <we>, since it is stated that notes are by Steinitz (and Steinitz alone).

Dec-22-08  YoungEd: <Autoreparturwerkbau>: I think Steinitz is using what is sometimes called the "Royal We." The Queen of England is reputed to have said "We are not amused" when something wasn't funny to her. I'm sure the notes were by Steinitz alone.
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