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Bird's Opening 1 f4 inc. From's Gambit 1 f4 e5 [A02-03]
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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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By: Zagorka
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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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Discussion of 1. f4 approaches
Okay, I am creating a new thread, with hopes that we can discuss either side of the board after 1. f4.  I value ideas for both Black and White, as they can help me and others in our choices. 

Started 01/08/10 at 20:03:49 by BirdBrain
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By: MNb
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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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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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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
4 7410 Last Post 11/18/10 at 10:08:27
By: nyoke
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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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63 56296 Last Post 08/12/14 at 00:43:36
By: Pcal
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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
1 2009 Last Post 01/24/06 at 12:17:54
By: le gars(Guest) (Guest)
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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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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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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By: le_gars
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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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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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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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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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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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By: Michael Ayton
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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
5 4709 Last Post 06/20/06 at 21:13:15
By: Gambit
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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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Bird's Opening -secret Opening surprises no 7
Hi all, Chapter 11 of Seret Openings Surprises no. 7 features
1. f4 Nh6

Started 08/29/07 at 08:08:32 by flaviddude
5 4055 Last Post 08/30/07 at 01:04:04
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Iwill not be posting on the bird for some time.
I am playing in the ICCF Champions League. Already I have some very interesting games. In two games
my opponents have found moves which I have not found in Taylor.
So I will not be posting o...

Started 08/27/07 at 11:31:49 by flaviddude
4 2844 Last Post 08/28/07 at 20:17:23
By: MNb
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Something very new in From's Gambit
There is something very new in Kaissiber no. 28
1. f4 e5
2. fxe d6
3. Bd6 Nf3
4. Nf6 and now Nc3.
5. Ng4 given by Bent Larssen in issue no. 26 (I have misplaced my copy so cou...

Started 08/26/07 at 08:47:17 by flaviddude
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By: flaviddude
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