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Bird's Opening 1 f4 inc. From's Gambit 1 f4 e5 [A02-03]
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Readings in Ornithology?
Are there any books on the Bird?  I've seen a couple of CDs, but no books.  Can anyone recommend a book (maybe not in English)?  I'm starting to explore literature on the Dutch, but it would be great ...

Started 11/10/04 at 17:57:13 by HgMan
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By: MNb
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Why isn't the Bird played more often?
I really do wonder some why is the Bird-Larsen attack not employed more often?!  It's exactly the same as a reversed Dutch Defense with the important difference that the Queen's bishop i...

Started 12/01/03 at 16:06:45 by nexirae
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By: MNb
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Another Bird question
In playing blitz chess, I encountered an early Bf5 from Black that rattled me a little.  I've seen Black regularly swing the bishop out to g4 or b7, but Bf5 surprised me.  It makes sense, since it fig...

Started 12/09/04 at 22:00:28 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Bird's Opeing book by GM Henrik Danielsen?
I have read that GM Henrik Danielsen, one of the world's experts on the Bird Opening, is writing a book on this opening. Anyone have some info?

Started 04/16/04 at 21:33:44 by Kiwi
2 3208 Last Post 12/28/04 at 22:51:49
By: HgMan
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From's Gambit 4...Nf6
Replying to TomR's post on the Bird's opening in Daring defences to 1.d4.
Regarding the variation 1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf4 Nf6 5.g3 I have two recent games:
Jensen,T - Jensen,M<br...

Started 09/12/04 at 12:25:47 by Dragonslayer
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By: MNb
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Further fun from From
Hey all!
Since one of the recent discussions on here pertained to exactly the line I found myself in earlier...
Here's a game I just played on ICC (I have white, 30 10 time controls) th...

Started 01/11/05 at 12:51:50 by nexirae
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By: nexirae
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Is it a dead Bird?
I'm a new convert to the Bird, and was hoping I might ask the forum for help.  I like the positions I'm getting out of a reversed Leningrad, but I'm finding that an early g3 (at move 2 or 3) results i...

Started 11/09/04 at 11:28:46 by HgMan
11 6115 Last Post 05/29/05 at 11:42:17
By: HgMan
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Bird of a different feather
In an earlier thread, John Cox advocated responding to 1 f4 with 1 ... f5.  At the time, I dismissed this move as decidedly weaker, and I still don't put much stock in it, but thought I might share th...

Started 05/29/05 at 11:54:50 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Why is the Birds Defence so unusual?
I have been a Leningrad Dutch player for a couple of years and I have played it with reasonable results. Lately I have been experimenting with 1.f4 and it seems to me that this move is very under-rat...

Started 09/08/04 at 09:07:19 by TomR
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By: HgMan
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From counter gambit
Has anyone ever seen the piece sacrifice 1 f4 e5 2 fxe5 d6 3 exd6 Bxd6 4 Nf3 g5 5 d4 g4 6 Ng5!? f5 7 e4 h6 8 e5 Be7 9 Nh3 gxh3 10 Qh5+ Kf8 11 Bc4 Rh7!? 12 Be3!? Do you think it is sound?

Started 11/24/05 at 13:55:35 by condor
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By: le gars(Guest) (Guest)
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Tim Taylor's new book on the Bird
Hello, any comments on the quality of his new book, you Bird players out there.

Started 03/02/06 at 00:46:23 by amstaff
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By: bravehoptoad
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Mujannah Opening, Whale Variation
I'm a long time bird player. In the past I experimented around with 1.f4 d5 2.c4!? a couple times in tournaments and got fair results as I remember, but this was against very weak competition. ECO cal...

Started 04/04/06 at 06:29:01 by whale(Guest) (Guest)
3 7850 Last Post 04/06/06 at 03:44:57
By: Red Lance(Guest) (Guest)
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Bird repertoire
After playing the Bird in several correspondence games, I'm still trying to sort out how to best use it in my repertoire.  My preference is for playing the Reversed Leningrad, but I have experimented ...

Started 05/29/05 at 12:01:26 by HgMan
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By: Glenn Snow
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Bird Call!!!
Spassky Couldn't Do it: Undecided
1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. b4 Bg7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Be2 Bg4 7. O-O nbd7 8. a4
Dely Couldn't Do it:  Undecided
1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. b4 Bg7 5. Bb2 O-O 6...

Started 06/08/06 at 23:50:48 by Flank Master
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By: Gambit
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Can someone give me a good line to play after 1. f4 Nf6?

Started 09/23/06 at 19:35:24 by laughingcow
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By: laughingcow
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1.f4 b5!? and 1.b3 b5!?
In his November article about 1.Nf3 h6?! Stefan Buecker mentions that Hugh Myers invented a similar strategy on the queenside answering 1.f4 and 1.b3 with 1. ... b5!?
1.c4 g5?! seems to be dubiou...

Started 01/15/07 at 02:49:21 by FightingDragon
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By: FightingDragon
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1.f4 c5
What should White play when faced with Sicilian type setups against 1. f4?
T.Taylor's suggestion (GP with Be2)?
Proper GP (with Bc4 or Bb5)?
Staying true to the Bird and play e3-lines?<...

Started 06/14/06 at 06:51:22 by JN
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By: pumi
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Polar Bear system
There is a site called  On it GM danielsen*(might be spelled incorrectly) goes over this system he created called the polar bear system.  He uses basic ideas from the dutch defense wit...

Started 04/24/07 at 17:34:54 by megazord
2 2380 Last Post 04/24/07 at 19:21:54
By: Alien chess
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1. f4-e5
Just for my information: as a f4 player what would you play after 1.f4-e5:
- 2. e4 switching into the King's Gambit
- 2. fe5 going without fear for the From Gambit

Started 07/06/07 at 07:49:58 by thibdb13
14 8666 Last Post 08/17/07 at 15:12:20
By: thibdb13
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Poll: Bird's opening - which setup?
Continuing my inquiries on the Bird, I'd like to know which setup f4-players do prefer. (the choice is based on Taylor's book)
I'd like to try the Leningrad but I have the impression that this se...

Started 07/08/07 at 16:29:26 by thibdb13
8 6361 Last Post 08/21/07 at 16:33:04
By: Black_Widow
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