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Emanuel Lasker vs Henry Bird
Lasker - Bird (1892), Newcastle-upon-Tyne ENG, rd 5, Sep-02
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0



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Jun-21-06  WhoKeres: The fact that Lasker had an outside passed pawn was decisive in this game.
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  ganstaman: Between moves 5 and 10, what was Bird doing? Did he realize that there was a game of chess to be played? (Listen to this arrogance, and if I played against Bird I'd be crushed, but of course this is what kibitzing is all about)
Jun-21-06  Bartleby: <Between moves 5 and 10, what was Bird doing? Did he realize that there was a game of chess to be played?>

Maybe he had a bout of arthritic cramps that inhibited him from making grand piece movements, which passed only by move eleven.

Bird is the 19th-century Duncan Suttles. No other among his peers, with the possible exception of Preston Ware , indulged in as much whimsy as the openings as he.

Apr-04-08  Knight13: <Between moves 5 and 10, what was Bird doing?> Trying out new ideas. Or maybe he was pissed off and decided to go psycho.
Dec-22-14  TheFocus: Match Game 5 played in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England on September 2, 1892.

Lasker won with a score of +5=0-0.

Dec-22-14  RookFile: I guess Bird was happy around move 17. He's got the queens off, which was obviously a goal of his. The only problem is that Lasker was one of the all time great endgame players.
Apr-22-20  iron john: 16..ke7 looks better .

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