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Edmund Thorold – Amos Burn, Challenge Cup, Cheltenham 1876

Bird's Opening (A03)
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1. f4 d5 2. e3 c5 3. Nf3 e6 4. b3 Nf6 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. O-O Be7 8. Bxc6 Bxc6 9. d3 O-O 10. Ne5 Rc8 11. Nd2 Ne8 12. Rf3 d4 13. Rh3 Nf6 14. e4 Be8 15. Ndf3 Nd7 16. Nxd7 Bxd7 17. Ne5 g6 18. c3 f6 19. Ng4 Qb6 20. Nh6+ Kg7 21. cxd4 cxd4 22. f5 Bd6 23. Qd2 Bb4 24. Qf2 e5 25. Rf1 Rc6 26. Ng4 h5 27. Qh4 Bd2 28. Nxe5 fxe5 29. Qe7+ Rf7 30. Qxe5+ Rcf6 31. Bxd4 Bc3 32. Bxb6 Bxe5 33. d4 Bxh2+ 34. Kxh2 Rxb6 35. Rg3 Kh6 36. d5 gxf5 37. e5 Rf8 38. e6 Be8 39. Rd1 Rd6 40. Rc3 Rg8 41. Rc8 Kg6 42. Kg3 Kf6+ 43. Kf4 Rg4+ 44. Kf3 Rg8 45. Kf4 h4 46. Rc7 Rg4+ 47. Ke3 Bh5 48. Rd4 Rxg2 49. Rxh4 Re2+ 50. Kd4 Bg6 51. Rxb7 Rxa2 52. Rb5 Rd2+ 53. Kc4 Ke5 54. Rh6 Kf6 55. Rc5 f4 56. Rh8 Kg5 57. Rf8 Bh5 58. e7 Re2 59. Rg8+ Bg6 60. Rc7 f3 61. Kc5 f2 62. Kxd6 f1=Q 63. Rf8 Qg1 64. Kd7 Qe3 0-1

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