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Great Bird's Opening Games
Compiled by FrankTheTank

A toast to a underrated and strong choice for white. I include both beautiful games with the Bird's and games played by WC's and other great players.

Incredible game, 8 pawns on fourth rank, killing Deep Fritz
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Lasker's brilliant double bishop sac.
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

A great game, well played by two strong GM's
Granda Zuniga vs Beliavsky, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Great survival and eventual win by white in this sharp game.
H Danielsen vs R Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Bird's most famous win with his namesake.
Bird vs Blackburne, 1879 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Stunningly brilliant and original q-side fianchetto game.
N Davis vs R Jamieson, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Pristine example of how to play against the Lasker From.
T Taylor vs J Becerra Rivero, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Another grand escape by Danielsen in this great game.
H Danielsen vs O B Vea, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's one and only Bird in this database, good game too.
Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1950 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Alekhine also chips in with this decent Bird.
Alekhine vs Cercle de la Rive Gauche, 1925 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Superb game by Chigorin against good competition.
Chigorin vs Spielmann, 1907 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Capablanca adds his too sense is this Bird.
Capablanca vs R Portela, 1913 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Fischer beats former WC Smyslov with Bird's.
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

The drawing master fails to draw against the Bird's.
B Ekenberg vs Andersson, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Lovely irregular Bird.
O Sikorova vs I Gaponenko, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Nice game by Danielsen, with interesting pawn sac.
H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Fine game by two very strong modern GM's.
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

A fine example of the Antoshin by Antoshin himself.
Antoshin vs J Kostro, 1971 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Famous Larsen vs. Spassky game
Larsen vs Spassky, 1964 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Another game by Capablanca winning with the Bird, good endgame.
Capablanca vs I S Turover, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

The great Marshall, crushed by NN in the Bird's
F Malthan vs Marshall, 1908 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

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