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Bird's Opening 1 f4 inc. From's Gambit 1 f4 e5 [A02-03]
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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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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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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
1 1794 Last Post 08/04/08 at 20:56:48
By: Black_Widow
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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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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
2 2977 Last Post 12/02/16 at 16:07:58
By: MartinC
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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
2 4026 Last Post 10/29/16 at 04:43:06
By: AntonioAg
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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
2 4095 Last Post 07/01/11 at 23:04:33
By: Michael Ayton
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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
2 3240 Last Post 05/29/09 at 15:00:38
By: BirdBrain
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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
2 2767 Last Post 08/27/07 at 11:20:31
By: flaviddude
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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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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
2 1933 Last Post 03/02/06 at 15:09:10
By: bravehoptoad
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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
2 2595 Last Post 06/03/05 at 18:57:31
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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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
3 5002 Last Post 08/09/16 at 15:03:05
By: Carld
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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
3 5223 Last Post 03/22/11 at 21:13:38
By: nyoke
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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
3 3506 Last Post 01/08/09 at 00:36:53
By: DrSnuggles
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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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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)
4 5561 Last Post 03/10/15 at 12:51:32
By: Zagorka
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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 7409 Last Post 11/18/10 at 10:08:27
By: nyoke
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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
4 5116 Last Post 03/22/10 at 17:41:43
By: TonyRo
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