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Re: Bird Opening Sources
Reply #6 - 09/11/16 at 23:37:50
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BigBird 4th Edition has just been released by Sid Pickard via ChessCentral for download. He says this will be his final effort.
  
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Re: Bird Opening Sources
Reply #5 - 03/11/12 at 23:20:02
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This surely will be my last post here for quite a while but I couldn't leave it without being as complete as I could be.

I hope this covers most of what you would find scouring the Internet. In any case, this effort will shorten any search you might make for sources.

Stefan Buecker obviously does not want to promote his high quality Kaissiber Magazine here at CP so I have to do this for the Bird's sake:

Kaissiber Magazines 12, 26, and 37 (Bird’s Opening and From’s Gambit)

GM Dzindzichashvili on the Bird Opening
(White’s best replies are not seen in this video. See GM Danielson and Keith Hayward)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibR4rnTs640

Keith Hayward on Bird Opening

http://www.chessville.com/UCO/TRNT/BirdsOpeningA03.htm
http://www.chessville.com/UCO/TRNT/TheRoadNotTaken.htm
http://www.oocities.org/drawyah/

Obscure line in Lasker’s Variation of From’s Gambit at Chess Central Blog

http://chesscentral.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/a-discarded-chess-opening/

IM Martin Comments on the Bird Opening at IM Jeremy Silman’s Site

http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_bits_pieces/040417_Martin_Bird.html

Bill Wall’s Opening Chess Traps (includes Bird’s Opening, From’s Gambit, and Larsen Attack)

Just click on the 700 Opening Traps. It’s a free download.

www.offthewallchess.com

IM Tim Taylor Site

http://timothytaylorartist.com/2011/01/chess/the-bird-rules/

Gambits Discussion (click on Unorthothox Birds, yes that’s the way it spells)

http://www.realmagick.com/froms-gambit/

Here are many of the videos on the Polar Bear by GM Danielson

http://video.chessdom.com/category/lectures/openings/polar-bear/?order=rated

Chess Publishing Articles on Bird’s Opening and NLA

http://www.chesspublishing.com/content/12/dec07.htm
http://www.chesspublishing.com/content/12/jan08.htm
http://www.chesspublishing.com/content/12/hotsep01.htm

Opening Sideways V5 Bird’s Opening A03

via Australian Chess Federation
Click Australian Chess Enterprises link on the Federation’s web site.
http://www.auschess.org.au/
  
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Re: Bird Opening Sources
Reply #4 - 02/24/12 at 01:25:44
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Finally, I forgot to mention the playable eBook A00-A03 which includes Bird's Opening as well as the Nimzo-Larsen Attack. This ongoing project is updated to July 2004 and should be due for another update soon, I would think.
  
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Re: Bird Opening Sources
Reply #3 - 02/22/12 at 21:44:04
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Zwischenzugzwang wrote on 02/21/12 at 13:48:44:
There's also "Die Bird-Eröffnung" by Rolf Schwarz in the "Handbuch der Schacheröffnungen" series, if I remember correctly (in German). I don't know if I still have it somewhere in a box or if I've lost it over the years, so I can't check publisher nor year, I just remember that when I purchased it at around 1980, it was already quite dated. Between 120 and 150 pages, I would say. Probably Stefan would have more exact data.  Smiley

Schwarz' book appeared in 1960 (publisher: Rattmann), and was reprinted 1997 (without changes) by Fruth.

Another book I liked was R. E. Robinson: 1.P-KB4 (A Guide to Bird's Opening), published ~1949 or maybe 1950 (?), which covered the classical version of the Bird Opening.

And there had been three articles on 1.f4 in the periodical Cuadernos Teóricos de la revista Ajedrez, by Editorial Sopena Argentina, issues 30-32 (1976-77).
  
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Re: Bird Opening Sources
Reply #2 - 02/22/12 at 19:47:53
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Annotated Bird Opening Games (Printed Sources) for Those With Access to Libraries Large and Small

I've tried to impose some sort of historical perspective on the list.

Be aware that The Big Bird PowerBase has over 700 annotated games. This and Oleinikov's CD should be manitory purchases for a Bird Opening player (imo).

Pre-1900

Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by D. Marovic
Staunton vs Bristol Chess Club, 1844-1845, p.118

Master of Attack The Chess Games of Adolf Anderssen by Burnett and Pickard
Wyvill vs A.A., 1851, p.38
Deacon vs A.A., 1851, p.40
A.A. vs Kolisch, (1.f4 f5), 1861, p.51
Kolisch vs A.A., (1.f4 f5), 1861, p.52
Zukertorte vs A.A., (1.e3 2.c4 3.f4), 1868, p.68
Zukertorte vs A.A., (1.e3 2.c4 3.f4), 1868, p.72
Bird vs A.A., 1873, p.91
Pitschel vs A.A., (1.c4 2.e3 3.f4), 1876, p.101
Pitschel vs A.A., (1.c4 2.e3 3.f4), 1878, p.114
Laroche vs A.A., (1.f4 f5), 1860, p.187
Mongredien vs A.A., (1.f4 f5), 1862, p.210
A.A. vs Switzar, 1875, p.283
De Groot vs A.A., (1.f4 f5), 1875, p.284

Morphy’s Games of Chess by P.W. Sergeant
Laroche vs Morphy, 1859, p.285

Emanuel Lasker Games 1889-1903 by Chess Stars
Reif vs Lasker, (From Gambit), 1889, p.7
Bird vs Lasker, (From Gambit), 1892, p.85
Bird vs Lasker, (From Gambit), 1895, p.188
Lasker vs Bauer (A03), 1889, p.13
Bird and Lasker Match, 1890
#1, (A03), p.31
#3, (A03), p.33
#5, (A03), p.35
#9, (A03), p.39
#11, (A03), p.41
Bird vs Lasker, 1892, p.61

Amos Burn: A Chess Biography, by Richard Forster
Thorold vs Burn, 1876, p.122
Burn vs Cook, (From Gambit), 1883, p.182
Bird vs Burn Match (1886)
# 5, p.211
# 9, p.212
# 13, p.214
# 15, p.214
#17, p.217
Bird vs Burn, 1886, p.219
Bird vs Burn, 1887, p.323
Hanham vs Burn, 1889, p.374
Chigorin vs Burn, 1907, p.778

Lasker’s Greatest Chess Games 1889-1914 by Reinfeld
Lasker vs Bauer, 1889, p.21

Why Lasker Matters by GM A. SoltisLasker vs Bauer, 1889, p. 14

Emanuel Lasker 2nd World Chess Champion by Isaak and Vladimir Linder
Bird vs Lasker, 1890, p.52
Bird vs Lasker, 1892, p.54
Lasker vs Bauer, 1889, p.196

Emanuel Lasker The Life of a Chess Master by Hannak
Lasker vs Bauer, 1889, p.37

Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert TarraschMason vs Tarrasch, 1885 or 1886, p.62
Tarrasch vs Wilfried Paulsen, 1888, p.136
Bird vs Tarrasch, 1890, p.207

Charousek’s Games of Chess by P.W. Sergeant
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1895, p.113
Konyovits vs Charousek, 1895, p.197


My Great Predecessors Part I
Lasker vs Bauer, 1889, p.118

Blackburne’s Chess Games by J.H. Blackburne
Bird vs Blackburne, (From Gambit), 1888, p.131
Bird vs Blackburne, (From Gambit), 1892, p.132
Bird vs Blackburne, (1.f4 d6), 1883, p.131

500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower and Dumont
Buckle vs Lowenthal, 1851, p.646
Lasker vs Bauer, 1889, p.647
Tartakower vs Prins, 1936, p.649

1900 to 1955
The Game of Chess by S. Tarrasch
Discussion of Bird’s Opening, p.218

Frank Marshall, United States Chess Champion, by GM A. Soltis
Albin vs Marshall, (From Gambit), 1903, p.38

Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein Vol 1 (2nd Edition)
Yurevich vs Rubinstein, A03, 1903, p.26
Freiman vs Rubinstein, A02, 1912, p.287

Carl Schlechter Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizzard
Albin vs Schlechter, 1899/1900, p.151
Albin vs Schlechter, 1907, p.262

S.G. Tartakower My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954

Volume 1, 1905-1930
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1910, p.45
Tartakower vs Jaffe, 1911, p.48
Tartakower vs Barasz, 1913, p.50
Tartakower vs Asztalos, 1913, p.52
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913, p.55

Decisive Games in Chess History by Pachman
Tartakower vs Teichmann, 1922, p.70

Aaron Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal,
Nimzowitsch vs Kmoch, 1927, p. 193

Bogoljubow The Fate of a Chess Player by Chess Stars
Grigoriev vs Bogoljubow, 1924, p.87

My System 21st Century Edition by Lou HaysNimzowitsch vs Rosselli del Turco, 1925, p.229

Tarrasch’s Best Games of Chess by Reinfeld
Schwarz vs Tarrasch, 1932, p. 217
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914, p. 368
Tarrasch vs Satzinger, 1915, p.371

S.G. Tartakower My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954

Volume 2, 1931-1954
Tartakower vs Prins, 1936, p.76
Tartakower vs Winter, 1936, p.77

The Book of the Nottingham International Tournament by A. Alekhine
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1936, p.66
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1936, p.134

Alexander Alekhine Games 1935-1946 by Chess Stars
Pelikan vs Alekhine, A02, (1.f4 f5 2.e4), 1936, p.85

Emanuel Lasker Games 1904-1940 by Chess Stars
Tartakower vs Lasker, (A03), 1936, p.287

Masters of the Chessboard by R. Reti
Discussion of Bird’s Opening, p.291

I Play Against Pieces by Gligoric,
Rajkovic vs Gligoric, 1939, p. 265
Reshevsky’s Best Games of Chess by S. Reshevsky
Reshevsky vs Traube, 1920, p.6
Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1939, p.173

Mikhail Botvinnik Games I (1924-1948), by Chess Stars
David vs Botvinnik, (A03), 1938,  p.281

Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur by Euwe and Meiden
Beginner vs Master, p.1

Ideas Behind the Chess Openings by R. Fine
Ch 7: Bird Opening and Nimzowitsch Attack, p.225-227

Post 1955

C.J.S. Purdy’s Fine Art of Chess Annotation and Other Thoughts Vol 1
Pikler vs Koshnitsky, p.89
Zile vs Kuszelansky, p.118

C.J.S. Purdy’s Fine Art of Chess Annotation and Other Thoughts Vol 2
Ozols vs Bowman, p.155

C.J.S. Purdy’s Fine Art of Chess Annotation and Other Thoughts Vol 3
Basta vs Purdy, p.89
Vybiral vs Purdy, p.121

C.J.S. Purdy’s Fine Art of Chess Annotation and Other Thoughts Vol 4
Crowl vs Purdy, p.100
Miller vs Shearer, p.134

Bobby Fischer Complete Games… by Lou Hays
Hurttlen vs Fischer, 1957

Larsen’s Selected Games of Chess,
p.66, T.D. Van Scheltinga vs B.L., 1964
p.117, Nyman vs B.L., 1966
p.92, B.L. vs Spassky, 1964

My Great Predecessors Part IVLarsen vs Spassky, 1964, p.164

Smyslov’s Best Games, Vol 2
Ljubojevic vs Smyslov, A02, 1972, p.198

Ljubomir Ljubojevic by Zofi Service
Bo Jacobsen vs L.L., 1970, p.27
Dordevic vs L.L., 1969, p.134
L.L. vs Komljenovic, 1972, p.135
L.L. vs Osterman, 1975, p.135
L.L. vs Tringov, 1972, p.135
L.L. vs Zuidema, 1972, p.136

Chess on the Edge Volume 2 by Harper and Seirawan
Leningrad Reversed via 1.g3
Suttles vs Bachtiar, 1972, p.411
Suttles vs Zuk, 1984, p.413

Understanding Your Chess by James Rizzitano
Curdo vs Rizzitano, (A03), 1986

How to Become a Candidate Master by Alex Dunne
Bird’s Opening, p.131

Chess Champion From China – Xie JunRotshtein  vs Jun, 1997, p.192

How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by S. Williams
Williams vs Zong, 1999, p.82

Mastering the Chess Openings Volume 4 by J. Watson
Chapter 6: f-Pawns and Reversed Openings, p.182-211

This should be my last post here. I hope other players will identify other sources like articles in Kaissiber, NIC Yearbook, etc.
  
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Re: Bird Opening Sources
Reply #1 - 02/21/12 at 13:48:44
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There's also "Die Bird-Eröffnung" by Rolf Schwarz in the "Handbuch der Schacheröffnungen" series, if I remember correctly (in German). I don't know if I still have it somewhere in a box or if I've lost it over the years, so I can't check publisher nor year, I just remember that when I purchased it at around 1980, it was already quite dated. Between 120 and 150 pages, I would say. Probably Stefan would have more exact data.  Smiley
  

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Bird Opening Sources
02/21/12 at 04:29:59
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This post brings together all those comments made about Bird’s Opening over the years here at ChessPublishing.com. I’ve also included other sources as you will see below. I’m hoping others will add to this post to point out additions and omissions.

ECO Codes

http://ecochess.com/a00a99/a00a09.htm
http://www.maskeret.com/cgi-bin/diagram.cgi?tipo=link&ini=A02&fin=A03
http://www.maskeret.com/cgi-bin/diagram.cgi?tipo=link&ini=A03&fin=A03
http://www.chessarch.com/library/0000_eco/a02_a03.shtml

Databases Showing Win, Loss, Draw Percentages

http://www.365chess.com/opening.php?m=2&n=67&ms=f4&ns=67
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/explorer?node=889687&move=1.5&moves=f4&nodes=8896...

ChessPublishing Repertoire Recommendation

http://www.chesspublishing.com/content/repert.htm#lim

Pamphlets

Birds Opening 2 by Echecs International 1997 (100 games not annotated); 38 pages
Trends in the Birds Opening 1995 by Julian Hodgson; 36 pages
A Modern Approach to Bird’s Opening 1975 by L.M. Picket; 28 pages

Books

Birds Opening by IM Timothy Taylor; 224 pages
Dangerous Weapons: Flank Openings (contributions by James Vigus – Polar Bear and From Gambit; Ch 11 and 12, p.208 to 248)
Winning With 1.f4 by GM Andrew Soltis; 97 pages
Winning Against Flank Openings; Chapter 5 (recommending 1.f4 d5; p.59-67)
How to Play the From Gambit by Schiller; 99 pages
Bird-Larsen Attack (1.f4 then 2.b3) by GM Andrew Soltis; 106 pages
Beating Unusual Chess Openings by GM Richard Palliser (p.116 to 127)
Winning Unorthodox Openings by Angus Dunnington (p.89 to 115)

Magazine

Kaissiber 26,28,...

You Tube

Leningrad Reversed (Polar Bear) by GM Danielson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFfQASWu-Bk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8bXR1r6acg

DVD/CD

The Big Bird PowerBase by Sid Pickard (CD)
Enter 1.f4 Bird’s Opening by IM Andrew Martin
Bird Opening by Dmitri Oleinikov

ChessPublishing.com

To Bird or not to Bird
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1261171160
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1242652794
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1244497643

Mapping a Repertoire and/or Finding Resources:
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1222529442
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1183912165
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1187115598
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1183708197
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1150267881
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1159040122
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1117386086

Looking for Inspiration: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1247338213

From Gambit
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1325859818
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1309560988
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1263837092
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1269221625
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1260206062
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1201187129
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1211315814
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1231170005
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1142847973
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1188118036
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1095009947

IM Timothy Taylor’s Book:
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1277001604
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1138336102

IM Martin DVD: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1288506787

Other Specific Lines:

1.f4 f5: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1275923237
1.f4 d5: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1262981028
1.f4 d5 2.c4 (Mujannah): http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1144132140
1.f4 g5 (Hobb’s Gambit): http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1258790360
Hobbs- Zilbermints Gambit: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1108706666

1.f4 Nh6:
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1323853066
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1206866251
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1188374911

Polar Bear (Leningrad Reversed):
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1170842860
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1186854543

Double Fianchetto: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1233851470

With What do I Shoot the Bird?
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1266506459
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1267710795
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1266873290
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1177225775
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1226622135
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1194935285
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1149810647
  
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