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Henry Bird vs James Mason
6th American Chess Congress, New York (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 27, Apr-27
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: So I think 46... Qf5? is a bad move or maybe a 46... Qf5?? blunder? I like this game.
Sep-07-06  Holmstrom: Black was lost before his Queen was trapped, what should he play?
Feb-03-07  Themofro: Great game by Bird. I especially like him just ignoring the queenside pawn storm because he knows that his position on the kingside is much stronger and more dangerous.
Oct-13-08  YoungEd: Bird's games are just fun. I wish I could play that way.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Of White's 34th, Steinitz writes, "In Mr Bird's happy mood." Curious turn of phrase for a curious turn of chessplayer. Quite suitable, I should say.

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