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Henry Bird vs Levi Benima
DCA Congress 8th (1880), Gouda NED
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  1-0

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Apr-16-22  YoungEd: Interesting game. White's dark-square bishop leads a much more productive life than it usually does in Bird's Opening games!
Apr-16-22
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  fredthebear: White is threatening mate from the c-file battery in the final position shown.

It seems that Henry Bird was better at playing closed positions (or couldn't live up to his contemporaries in open positions), but I have no statistics to support my hunch.

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