Friday, February 27, 2009

Ruy Lopez (Birds Defence) (C61) - Chess Opening Theory

3....Nd4 - Bird's Defence
This variation from black is an attempt to avoid having the pinned knight which can be a bit of a problem for black. White now should exchange off the knight by playing 4. Nxd4 exd4

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4

Bird's Defense Bibliography (C61) - at the Kenilworthian Chess Club                 (Huge amount of info and resources pointed at this opening 2008.) 

Ruy Lopez Bird's Defense (C61) Update - (Updated Info from Kenilworthian)  

6 Part Lesson On Bird Defense Opening Theory   by NM Dana Mackenzie

Bird by Bird Part 1
Bird by Bird Part 2
Bird by Bird Part 3A
Bird by Bird Part 3B
Bird by Bird Part 4
(Sunday Morning Analysis) - More Analysis on B by B Pt 3

300+ Ruy Lopez Bird Defence Games - Viewable Online with Java Viewer
435 Ruy Lopez Bird Defence Games - Viewable Online at

Chess Puzzles by Opening
C61 - Bird Defence - 10 Puzzles

Annotated Games
Adolf Anderssen - Max Lange, Breslau 1859 - 2 Page .Pdf Annotated move by move

Chess Videos
Chess Trap - Ruy Lopez Bird Defense - 3 Min Video
Anderssen vs Lang - 5 Min Video

PGN Game Downloads
Ruy Lopez Bird Defence - 602 Games (Via Univ. Of Pitt Archives)

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