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Curt von Bardeleben vs Henry Edward Bird
Nuremberg (1883), Nuremberg GER, rd 11, Jul-23
Dutch Defense: Fianchetto Attack (A81)  ·  0-1

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Feb-23-08  Knight13: Bird took advantage of the queen side well.
Mar-04-13  rotgut: White's demonstration on the king side starting around move 46 seemed suicidal. Black promptly used the newly opened lines to infiltrate his rook and end the game.

Was this just plain over-optimism? I can't see any other reason for it.

Nov-12-18
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  Honza Cervenka: 32.Ba1 was a blunder. Black's pressure on the Queenside looked quite dangerous at first glance but white was still in control of the position after 32.Nb3.
Nov-12-18
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  offramp: This is the first game I have come across where Henry Edward Bird plays well.
Nov-12-18
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  Retireborn: <offramp> I think you probably have to go back to the 1850s to see Bird at his best. I rather like this game, for example, although his queen sacrifice wasn't completely sound, as kibitzed there:-

Bird vs Horwitz, 1851

Nov-12-18
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  MissScarlett: <Retireborn> ought to know that <offramp> recently made pilgrimage to Bird's old home in Tooting. Renette's biography is his constant bedside companion. From which, he's preparing a file of several hundred games for submission here.
Nov-12-18
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  Retireborn: <MissS> I regret to report that <Retireborn> knows very little of what he ought to know!

The Renette book looks interesting, if rather pricey. Perhaps a Christmas present to myself.

Nov-12-18
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  MissScarlett: It's 10 cheaper from <Chess & Bridge> than via Amazon. No wonder those twisters can offer free p&p. But I'd buy the <Burn> book first.
Nov-13-18
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  offramp: I bought the books on Burn and Bird at the same time, and while reading them that night I overcooked a turkey.
Nov-13-18
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  keypusher: <offramp> A beautiful game played in the style of long ago. Tartakower

Bird vs J Mason, 1876

<retireborn>s nominee is also excellent, and much earlier.

Nov-13-18
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  Retireborn: <MissS> Thank you. If I have money to burn, I will!
Nov-16-19  Carrots and Pizza: Bird plays a great game here. He could be very tricky, but unfortunately he was also very inconsistent.

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