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absolutegenius 15 ( +1 | -1 )
1.f4 ??? i've never seen this before-until now!!! what should i do against it? we're already into the game, but for next time...what's it called, by the way???
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cairo 43 ( +1 | -1 )
Bird's after the late Henry Bird from England. The Danish Grandmaster Bent Larsen have also played this first move many times.
If you are a really romantic player, you can answer with e5!? called From's Gambit. More normal reply would be d5, c5 or Nf6. Can I suggest you answer with f5!?

Best wishes
absolutegenius 7 ( +1 | -1 )
i replied 1. f4 Nf6
2. Nf3 d5
3. Ne5 Bf5
i thought i was the english until after i'd moved...but just as well...
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acne 9 ( +1 | -1 )
my program seems always open with c4, then once i replied it with f5
agkvirtual 7 ( +1 | -1 )
f4 is a good positional opening,but a bit risky about kingside. I sometimes use it :1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3!?
macheide 36 ( +1 | -1 )
absolutegenius Dear friend,

Among my friends, that opening is known as "La pajarraca" (Bird=pájaro, in Spanih). One very strong player (Mr. Lazcano) in my city club open with it exclusively. As a curiosity, the only King's Gambit played by Capablanca, that I know, with white pieces was against Molina, and begun: 1.f4 e5, 2.e4 ...

Best regards.
furious 18 ( +1 | -1 )
Birds opening I used to play it alot in blitz play but found it was rather weak when I used it because of the weak king side. Try playing 1..e5 against it, but be prepared for the KingsGambit...
death_by_pawns 1 ( +1 | -1 )
I play it a lot.
paulvalle 53 ( +1 | -1 )
Froms Gambit For god sake, play 1...e5 (against 1.e4 and 1.d4 as well). If you choose to play only one gambit with the Black pieces, it should be 1.f4 e5! It's quite easy to learn the ideas, and you develop many tactical skills playing this gambit.
I admit, it would be hard to play this gambit against high rated players on a site like this, where they can look up lines, but OTB, it's deadly. I've had many quick wins with this gambit. i urge you to give it a try!
I'f you think 1.f4 e5! is to orthodox, then check out 1.f4 g5!?

absolutegenius 10 ( +1 | -1 )
furious 1 problem-i don't know what the kings gambit is!!! i've heard so much about it, but i don't know what it is...
death_by_pawns 2 ( +1 | -1 )
1.e4 e4

Kings Gambit
death_by_pawns 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Oops, blacks move should be e5
furious 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Kings Gambit Is a very sharp gambit, where the white gambits its f pawn (and sometimes alot more then that) to gain advantage. I suggest you try it, it is very exciting especially when you try the Muzio Gambit
triangulator 12 ( +1 | -1 )
furious, Is the muzio gambit where you give up the knight on f3 after you castle? and then mabye even give up the bishop on c4??
furious 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Yep Look at Brunette's games, he appears to be the resident King's Gambit master
thegreatpolgar 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Muzio Gambit! e4-e5-f4-exf4-Nf3-g5-Bc4-g4-o-o-gxf3-Qxf3-Qf6

Double Muzio Gambit e4-e5-f4-exf4-Nf3-g5-Bc4-g4-o-o-gxf3-Qxf3-Qf6-e5-Qxe5-Bxf7+?!-Kxf7 and so on...
death_by_pawns 17 ( +1 | -1 )
"Look at Brunette 's games, he appears to be the resident King's Gambit master"

You're kidding right?

furious 0 ( +1 | -1 )
death_by_pawns Am I?
triangulator 9 ( +1 | -1 )
what? Brunette is rated 281 I dont think i want to take advice from is games
triangulator 6 ( +1 | -1 )
oh you mean brunetti ok I am playing 2 rated games with him in the GK
nelsonnewman 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Not Brunette, Brunetti
triangulator 1 ( +1 | -1 )
there is a brunnete
furious 2 ( +1 | -1 )
lol Ouch, my bad my bad...sorry heh
smokinghead 88 ( +1 | -1 )
Froms Gambit against the Bird I like to play the Froms Gambit against the Bird 1.f4
Because Froms is a very good way for black.Some white players change about this the opening to the kingsgambit and I am shure - all 1.f4 player have to know a lot of kingsgambit too, or they will lost a lot of games.

Against the kingsgambit I like to take the "Falkbeers Gegengambit". Some GMs means this opening let you forget to take the kingsgambit.

A quickly way for the different ways in an opening is here

choose "service" and "Eröffnungsschule" and the german name of the opening - here "Bird-Eröffnung".
It is built with javascript diagramms for userfriendly work so you don't need to understand the german language. Best look and work is with ie 5.5 and later.
scotty 46 ( +1 | -1 )
birds opening check out how this games gone for me so far with birds opening if that doesnt work try goin to then scroll to the bottom n type in in the quick jump to game box, 499908 iv castled queenside which is probably a risky idea but the position looks ok jus now
nelsonnewman 8 ( +1 | -1 )
If you like gambits, Try this one:

1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 Nc6 3.Nf3 g5 4.h3 d6

Its called the Schlecter gambit... wild ride! :-)

richardgee2001 17 ( +1 | -1 )
I like playing this for shock value:

1. f4 g5????!

Sometimes I even win with it:
board #382187
absolutegenius 23 ( +1 | -1 )
i'm playing against it justnow-freyed_end, board #397536 is the board number, i think.
scotty 18 ( +1 | -1 )
nice game richard. rarely see a game with both sides castling queenside but it was interesting anyway. for a time white looked better but towards the end you got the initiative. wd
tshesmaen 54 ( +1 | -1 )
Bird's Opening strategy I've played Bird's Opening a bit myself. Against a
reply such as ... d5 the idea is usually to play Nf3,
e3, b3, and Bb2 to control the central dark squares,
particularly e5 which can become a powerful outpost
for the white knight. It is similar to the Nimzo-Larsen
Attack, and can also transpose to the Colle-
Zukertort if d4 is played. If black isn't careful, white
can attack quite easily by combining the fianchetto,
knight on e5, and a kingside pawnstorm. The
problem with this is that it voluntarily weakens
white's position, and often black can win by
attacking at the right moment.
richardgee2001 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Does 1. f4 g5 have a name?
chessjunkie 5 ( +1 | -1 )
richardgee2001 USCF refers to 1.f4 g5 as Bird: Hobbs Gambit