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Bird's Opening 1 f4 inc. From's Gambit 1 f4 e5 [A02-03]
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From Gambit
What is the current state of the theory of the From Gambit?
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4 Ne7 7.d4 Ng6 8.Nxg6 hxg6
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Ng...

Started 01/18/10 at 17:51:33 by Conquistador
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From Gambit book - query
A long time ago, I saw a book of a From Gambit correspondence theme tournament in the 1960s(?): I think it was in German, or maybe it was Dutch (it wouldn't have made much difference to me in those da...

Started 01/24/08 at 15:05:30 by James Vigus
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By: Latvian1
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Bird's to Austrian (Pirc)
In a recent league game, the opening moves were 1. d4 Nf6 2. f4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Bd3 O-O. At this stage, playing Black I wondered about the idea 5. e4 entering an Austrian style formation at the cost o...

Started 12/02/16 at 00:35:06 by RdC
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New Bird's Opening Book by Lakdawala
Has anyone received a copy of this book yet? I'm thinking about buying it. It's almost 450 pages but the author is loquacious/verbose so page count might be a false indicator of depth.

Started 05/20/15 at 18:48:09 by Sylvester
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Bird Opening Sources
This post brings together all those comments made about Bird’s Opening over the years here at I’ve also included other sources as you will see below. I’m hoping others will add to...

Started 02/21/12 at 04:30:00 by Sylvester
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Polar Bear Book
GM Danielsen has published the first volume of at least two on the Polar BEar System. Haven't had time yet to read it myself.
Current volume covers:

Started 03/30/15 at 15:00:15 by Göran
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Are there any good books on the bird opening?
I am interested in a leningrad reversed opening for white.
Is there any book on this?

Started 12/04/14 at 20:47:42 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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Tim Taylor's Bird book
I just got this book and I'm having a great time working through it.  I love Tim Taylor's writing.  He's a natural as a chess annotator--lively and funny.  Where he's really good is at organizing the ...

Started 01/27/06 at 04:28:23 by bravehoptoad
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Bird Repertoire
I've recently returned to Bird's Opening as a means of achieving positions less scrutinized by theory. Previously, this involved preparing a line against the From and hacking away at the Classical Bir...

Started 11/29/11 at 17:13:07 by HgMan
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Concealed From
1 f4 e5 2 fxe5 Nc6!? – what's the theory like on this nowadays? It's been twenty years since I studied it, but I've recently played it in two games as Black and reached very bad positions indeed:<br /...

Started 01/06/12 at 14:23:39 by Jonathan Tait
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Bird with 1. f4 Nh6
Are there any analysis in this line? What do You think about this?

Started 12/14/11 at 08:57:47 by nobibla
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Birds opening lines for black
can anyone tell me one the best lines for Blacks vs the birds 1.f4 .

Started 02/18/10 at 15:21:00 by fire999
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From latest?
Am I going potty? I could have sworn I saw not so long ago an update on the From by Nigel Davies, suggesting White was doing very nicely (with a d2-d3 idea), but I can't now see it! Am I imagining thi...

Started 07/01/11 at 22:56:29 by Michael Ayton
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Classical Bird's
Why are there so few games in/resources on the classical Bird's?  Based on what Taylor wrote about it, the only knowledge we have, we have had some success against Experts and A players.  We would lik...

Started 03/13/11 at 00:42:08 by Kristi
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Classical Bird (vs Classical Dutch)
Looking at IM Timothy Taylor's "Bird's Opening" book, he states that he's not really sure what white's best 7th move is in the main line after 1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 ...

Started 06/20/10 at 02:40:05 by Fromper
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Bird's DVD by Andrew Martin
Yes, Andrew Martin has now come out with a Bird's Opening DVD. Anybody know anything about it? There is an ad on ChessBase but that is about all I can find. Knowing Andrew Martin's previous opening DV...

Started 10/31/10 at 06:33:08 by Bowen
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By: nyoke
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1. f4 f5 ?
So now that I'm playing the Bird regularly, I've started running into this response occasionally.
Taylor's "Bird's Opening" book seems to think that the gambit approach (2. e4) is probably not q...

Started 06/07/10 at 15:07:18 by Fromper
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By: Stefan Buecker
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From's Gambit - Question about a line
So I'm reading Timothy Taylor's "Bird's Opening", and I have a question about a line in From's Gambit (page 139 for those playing along at home).
After 1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 g5 ...

Started 03/22/10 at 01:33:46 by Fromper
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Bird's opening help
I need sources for the bird's opening.PLZ HELP or even inform me with some extra variations thnx

Started 03/04/10 at 13:53:16 by Mialas
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Approaching the Bird
Hi all,
In a few weeks I have to play an important game with black against a strong player (dutch rating app. 2150) who seems to play 1. f4. It's a sort of must-win situation and as I fear he is ...

Started 02/22/10 at 21:14:51 by René
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