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Bird's Opening 1 f4 inc. From's Gambit 1 f4 e5 [A02-03]
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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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By: René
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Current thought on From's Gambit 4...Nf6
I have tried the following recommendation for quite a while, according to Taylor's book on Bird's Opening -
1. f4 e5 2. fxe d6 3. exd Bxd 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. d4...
This move is fine, and if White...

Started 12/07/09 at 17:14:23 by BirdBrain
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By: nyoke
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Merits of 1.f4.
I can't help but be reminded of Joel Benjamin, in an instalment of "Ask Joel," telling a lower-rated (as in around average) player who was playing the Bird that he should "stop immediately."

Started 12/18/09 at 21:19:21 by kylemeister
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By: Markovich
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A Dutch Bird?
I've been toying with the Bird's opening as white and the Dutch as black. However, before I delve too deeply and spend too much time on them I wanted to know what the current opinions and status of th...

Started 05/18/09 at 13:19:55 by halfacreek
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23 16049 Last Post 09/13/09 at 19:08:37
By: Johannes Brahms
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Larsen on Taylor's Birdbook
Anyone any idea where I could find this review ?

Started 08/11/09 at 13:57:23 by nyoke
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By: nyoke
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Bird Players to learn from
I am starting to work on a database for birds opening and I am looking to add some of the advocates of it. Famous or otherwise. So far I have Danielsen, Nimzowitsch, Bird and Taylor. Does any one here...

Started 07/11/09 at 18:50:14 by Jormechea
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By: Phil Adams
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Bird vs. Nimzowitsch
A question for Bird players as well as Nimzowitsch players.  After 1.f4 Nc6 i want to know black's best practical chance to play for the win.  I have an interesting system i'd like opinions on.
If white pl

Started 04/22/07 at 07:09:34 by FusterCluck
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By: Viking
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Birds of a Different Feather
I am an avid bird player. I love the positions that it yields and I love the attacking play I gain a lot of the time. I take it very seriously when some one says after I win or lose, "Why do you play ...

Started 06/08/09 at 21:47:24 by Jormechea
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By: MNb
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What is the best answer to the Bird?
I am going to play within a few days against a Bird player. The Bird is not very popular at the highest level and has never been so, even when both World championship contenders were playing the Dutch...

Started 11/14/08 at 00:22:16 by Sleepy kitten
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By: BirdBrain
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Bird's From Gambit line
I have always wondered in this particular line of the bird's:
1. f4 e5. 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 g5 5. d4 g4 6. Nd5 Bxe5 7. dxe5 Qxd1+ 8. Kxd1 Nc6 9. Bf4
I think white is now a little better...

Started 05/20/08 at 20:36:55 by trw
6 5180 Last Post 05/29/09 at 15:28:28
By: BirdBrain
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Bird Double Fianchetto as English Defence Reversed
The Queen Fianchetto Bird (also called Real Bird or True Bird) can be fun to play, but less so if Black follows the modern main line:
1. f4 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c...

Started 02/05/09 at 16:31:11 by linksspringer
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By: BirdBrain
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TN against the From's gambit (Lasker).
I am not a strong player (1900), but I found an TN against From's gambit and just wanted to know your point of view.
I have only played it in blitz, though. I just do not play the Bir...

Started 01/05/09 at 15:40:00 by DrSnuggles
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By: DrSnuggles
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Classical Bird's -- important lines
I’m contemplating including Bird’s Opening in my repertoire and have been looking at the Classical lines 1 f4 d5 2 Nf3 g6 3 e3 and 2 …Nf6 3 e3. Though I’ve only got Taylor’s book and not Ivanov’s two ...

Started 09/27/08 at 15:30:43 by Michael Ayton
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By: MNb
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Bird question (black)
Against the Bird I have never known any theory but played the usual setup Nf6, g6, d5, c5, Nc6 etc. but I can not say I fully understand all the middlegame plans and I find myself spending a lot of ti...

Started 08/04/08 at 17:46:49 by Bocajaka
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By: Black_Widow
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Playing d5 and Nc6 against the Bird, good or bad?
Hi everyone.
I' ve been looking for a "clear" system against the Bird, one that will not be a refutation, but hopefully give me playable positions without needing to learn too much theory.

Started 06/18/08 at 13:13:33 by Felipao
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By: Artyom_Ilnikov
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Bird's Opening - drunken knight wariation
Attached is a correspondence game featuring this variation.

Started 03/30/08 at 08:37:32 by flaviddude
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By: Willempie
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1. f4 - The Polar Bear System
As exponents of 1.f4 know, GM Henrik Danielsen is one of the leading experts in developing theory and playing 1.f4. Now he has started a series of video lectures about this opening and you can follow ...

Started 02/07/07 at 10:07:41 by xzibit
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By: le_gars
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Experience with the Williams Gambit
Two years ago I discovered a nice and for me promising Gambit:
1.f4 d5 2.é4 (the Williams Gambit)
Funny to play as a surprise weapon in quick play for once, but not for twice. So I ceased p...

Started 12/31/07 at 00:33:51 by pumi
5 11735 Last Post 01/01/08 at 17:16:55
By: Gambit
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Getting the Bird and not Liking It
Hello All:
Really need your help. I have met the Bird about 4 times recently and really don't know what is going on. I have Palliser's the "Beating Unusual Openings" book along with "Meeting 1.d4...

Started 11/13/07 at 06:28:06 by Gerry1970
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By: Glenn Snow
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Poll: From's Gambit - Current Opinion
At Uberdecker's request on another thread, I thought it might be good to start a new thread on this exceptionally sharp gambit, and to combine it with a poll given the enermous amount of interest in t...

Started 03/20/06 at 09:46:14 by CraigEvans
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