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Henry Bird – Preston Ware, Fourth American Congress, Philadelphia 1876

Centre Counter Defense (B01)
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1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. d4 c6 5. Be3 Bf5 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. Nge2 Nf6 9. O-O Bd6 10. h3 Nbd7 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Ng3 Qc7 13. Nce2 h6 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Qb3 O-O 17. Rad1 Qc7 18. c4 Rad8 19. c5 b6 20. cxb6 axb6 21. Rc1 Nd5 22. Rfe1 N7f6 23. Rc2 Qd6 24. Rec1 Rc8 25. a3 Rc7 26. Nc3 Rfc8 27. Nxd5 Nxd5 28. Ne4 Qf4 29. Qd3 Qf5 30. Qe2 Nf4 31. Qe3 Nd5 32. Qe1 Nf4 33. Ng3 Qd5 34. Qe4 Qd6 35. Ne2 Nd5 36. g3 b5 37. Nc3 b4 38. axb4 Nxb4 39. Rd2 Rd8 40. Re1 Qd7 41. Qg4 Kh8 42. Red1 Qe7 43. Qe2 Ra8 44. Ne4 Nd5 45. Nc5 Ra5 46. Rc1 Rb5 47. Ra1 Ra7 48. Rdd1 Qc7 49. Rxa7 Qxa7 50. Ne4 Qb8 51. Rd2 Rb3 52. Kg2 Kg8 53. Nc5 Rb5 54. Rc2 Nb4 55. Rd2 Qd6 56. Kh2 Qd5 57. Ne4 Qd8 58. Nc3 Rb6 59. Qc4 Qd7 60. h4 Nd5 61. Qe2 Rb3 62. Ne4 Rb4 63. Nc5 Qe7 64. Qa6 Qc7 65. Qa3 Qd8 66. f4 Rb5 67. Qf3 Ne7 68. Qe2 Qd5 69. g4 Qd6 70. Qe5 Qd5 71. Qe3 Ra5 72. Rc2 h5 73. f5 Qd6+ 74. Qe5 Qxe5+ 75. dxe5 exf5 76. gxh5 Kh7 77. b4 Rb5 78. Rc4 Kh6 79. e6 fxe6 80. Nxe6 Re5 81. Nd4 Rd5 82. Nxc6 Nxc6 83. Rxc6+ Kxh5 84. Rc4 g6 85. Kg3 Rd3+ 86. Kg2 g5 87. hxg5 Kxg5 1/2-1/2

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