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Henry Bird – James Mason, Fourth American Congress, Philadelphia 1876

Bird's Opening (A02)
Initial position
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1. f4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. b3 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. d3 b6 7. Be2 Bb7 8. O-O c5 9. Na3 Na6 10. c4 Nc7 11. Qe1 Nfe8 12. Rd1 Bf6 13. d4 Nd6 14. Ne5 Bxe5 15. dxe5 Ne4 16. Nb1 Qe7 17. Nc3 Rad8 18. Nxe4 Bxe4 19. Qc3 g5 20. Bf3 Bxf3 21. Rxf3 gxf4 22. exf4 Kh8 23. Qd3 Ne8 24. Rh3 Rg8 25. Qf3 Rb8 26. Rd3 Rg7 27. Qd1 Nc7 28. Rhg3 Rbg8 29. Rxg7 Rxg7 30. Bc3 Na6 31. a3 Nb8 32. Be1 Nc6 33. Rh3 Rg4 34. Rf3 Nd4 35. Rf2 Qh4 36. Rf1 Qd8 37. h3 Rg6 38. Bc3 Nc6 39. Rf2 Qe7 40. Rf3 a5 41. Rd3 Rg7 42. Be1 Kg8 43. Bf2 h6 44. Qh5 Kh7 45. Kh2 Qf7 46. Qd1 Qe7 47. Qf3 Kg8 48. Rd6 Kh7 49. Qd3 Kg8 50. Qd1 Kh7 51. Qe1 Qe8 52. Rd3 Qa8 53. Rg3 Rxg3 54. Kxg3 Nd4 55. Bxd4 cxd4 56. Qd2 Qe4 57. Kf2 Kg6 58. g3 h5 59. Qe2 h4 60. Qd2 hxg3+ 61. Kxg3 Qb1 62. Qxd4 Qxb3+ 63. Kh4 Qb1 64. Qf2 Qd3 65. Qxb6 Qxa3 66. Qd8 Kf7 67. Qf6+ Ke8 68. Qh8+ Qf8 69. Qh5+ Kd8 70. Qf3 Qb4 71. Qa8+ Ke7 72. Kg5 Qc3 73. Qg2 a4 74. Kg6 Qxc4 75. Qg5+ Ke8 76. Qh4 Qb4 77. Qf2 a3 78. h4 Qb2 79. Qc5 a2 80. Qc8+ Ke7 81. Qc5+ Kd8 82. Qf8+ Kc7 83. Qd6+ Kb7 84. Qxd7+ Kb6 85. Qd6+ Ka5 86. Qc5+ Ka4 87. Qc4+ Ka3 88. Qc5+ Kb3 89. Qb5+ Kc3 90. Qc5+ Kd3 91. Qd6+ Ke3 92. Qc5+ Kf3 93. h5 a1=Q 94. h6 Qd4 95. Qxd4 Qxd4 96. h7 Qd8 97. Kg7 Kxf4 98. h8=Q Qxh8+ 0-1

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