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Henry Bird vs Maximilian Fleissig
Vienna (1873), Vienna AUH, rd 6, Aug-07
French Defense: Bird Invitation (C00)  ·  1-0

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Dec-25-04  Knight13: What's with 2. Bb5? Is a waste of move. What a very useful F pawn!
Dec-25-04  iron maiden: 23...Rxf7 24. Rxf7 Kxf7 25. Qf4+ Kg8 26. Re8+ picks up the black queen.
Dec-25-04  Knight13: <iron maiden: 23...Rxf7 24. Rxf7 Kxf7 25. Qf4+ Kg8 26. Re8+ picks up the black queen.> What if 26... Kh7 ?
Dec-25-04  iron maiden: Then 27. Qxd6.
Dec-25-04  Knight13: <iron maiden> I was looking at the Qh4# after the move 26.. Kh7 and I saw it was not possible so I asked you that question, not knowing there's a discover check. Good job!
Apr-18-06  notyetagm: 23 f7! is another great example of the f7-square not being defended at all.

The Black g8-king does not defend f7 because the king cannot take a defended piece while the Black f8-rook does not defend f7 either since it has to meet the threat to the back rank of ♖e5-e8+.

Jul-20-06  Fischeristhebest: <iron maiden> what if black plays 25..Qf6 then?

23...Kh7 24.Qg5 Qf6 25.Rxf6 gf 26.Qxf6 Sd7 27.Qh4+ Kg7 28.Re7

23...Rxf7 24.Re8+ Rf8 25.Rxf8+ Qxf8 26.Rxf8+ Kxf8 27.Nxd5

Jul-13-07
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  FSR: It's a shame that the game didn't continue 3...Qd8! 4.Bb5! Qg5! 5.Bf1! Qd8! with a draw by three-time repetition.
Jul-13-07  Monoceros: <Knight13: What's with 2. Bb5? Is a waste of move. What a very useful F pawn!>

Well, it does prevent ...d5 for one whole move. There's a gambit line in which White does something more with the Bishop than retreat it: J Bettman vs Barsov, 1998

Dec-21-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <FSR: < It's a shame that the game didn't continue ... with a draw by three-time repetition.>>

Black was overambitious. His name, translated, means 'busy' or 'hardworking'. :D

Sep-26-08  sadmadbadcad: The opening 1.e4 e6 2.Bb5 is known as "Bird's Bastard". It is an invitation to a draw. 2...Qg5 3.Bf1 Qd8 4.Bb5 etc.
Apr-14-09  WhiteRook48: how to win a rook
Feb-08-10  rich187113: This opening e4 e6 2.Bb5!? is called French Defence Birds invitation, I've played it myself and won, but my opponent responded with Bc5 not Qg5.
Nov-11-20  sneaky pete: The Reireborn Variation where white is lured into improving the position of the black Queen.
Nov-11-20
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  Retireborn: <sneaky pete> This Fleissig seems like a pukka sahib.

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