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Barney vs Mccrum
Dayton (1969), Dayton, OH USA
Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Variation (A02)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-08-04  popski: Hehe, this is example of bird cage opening. :)
Jul-20-04  ArturoRivera: I think that is why we played 5.-Nf3 or even e3 in the from`s gambit!
Nov-15-05  JYMMI: AHH!THAT'S WORSE THAN RECIEVE A MATE IN 2 MOVES. THAT'S Y I DON'T PLAY THE BIRD'S OPENING ANYMORE IN MY OPINION IT WAS BETTER TO PLAY 5_g3 SO DO A FIANCHETTO AND AFTERMAKE A CASTLING. THIS GAME IS CERTAINLY IN MY COLECTION OF NOOB'S GAMES.
Nov-20-05
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  FSR: I won identically to this in a tournament game against Peter Napetschnig in Chicago in 1977. It was a 40/2 tournament, and we had started the game with the clock set at 3:59 for each side. I mated him before my flag fell. Very amusing. Best is either 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4, which I think is generally considered better for White (although I've done very well in blitz games with 6...Ne7 and 7...Ng6), or 5.d4 g4 6.Ne5 (6.Ng5?! leads to a dubious knight sacrifice), when 6...Bxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ leads to a drawish endgame.
Nov-20-05  aw1988: <It was a 40/2 tournament, and we had started the game with the clock set at 3:59 for each side.>

How in the hell did you manage that?

Nov-20-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: Barney should have stuck to being a mascot
Feb-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Barney played this one like DINO
Feb-21-06  McCool: Why is this game in here? They both only played one game, and they weren't even GM's. Could I send a game in so that it can be on here, oh and I will lose in four moves so I can be in more than six game collections.
Jan-13-07  Tactic101: Oh boy, oh boy, he sure didn't know something was up when he played h3?????
Mar-04-07  Rubenus: An interesting variation in the From's gambit is 1. f4 e5 2. g4!? with unclear play.
Mar-12-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: An even more interesting variation in the From's Gambit is 1. f4 e5 2. g4?? Qh4# with clear play. ;>D

I just caught someone in this trap too. 4 ... g5!? really freaks people out. :-)

Oct-21-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: Talk about capitalizing on a weak move! What could White have been thinking? Or was he thinking at all?
Feb-20-08  D.Observer: Barney, the dinosaur plays chess?!
Feb-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <D.Observer> Incorrect, this is actually Barney from the Simpsons!
Dec-24-08  WhiteRook48: silly Barney play. He's even worse than NN! Or Cornelissen! Or even Alekhine drinking Alekwine!
Oct-01-09
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  Phony Benoni: If they took pun submissions for 5 move games, I'd try <Barney Rubble>.
Mar-08-10  parmetd: Mr. McCrummy beats up Barney Rubbish.
Aug-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: Big Barney is not alone anymore, he's got a friend now, some lousy 36 years later! You do not believe it? You gonna believe it, folks, here's Barney's new buddy popping up: M Dragicevic vs R Gralla, 2005 ... :-) ...
Nov-29-12
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  perfidious: < FSR: ....It was a 40/2 tournament, and we had started the game with the clock set at 3:59 for each side. I mated him before my flag fell. Very amusing....>

You can't make that s**t up, I'm telling you. Classic.

<....Best is either 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4, which I think is generally considered better for White (although I've done very well in blitz games with 6...Ne7 and 7...Ng6), or 5.d4 g4 6.Ne5 (6.Ng5?! leads to a dubious knight sacrifice), when 6...Bxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ leads to a drawish endgame.>

The only game I ever had in which my opponent accepted the From (instead of playing 2.e4 or 2.fxe5 d6 3.e4) was a blitz game against Rohde, where he played into 5.d4 etc. He won a long double-rook ending.

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