M. Rouzeau -N. Bellon 0-1, For the Birds

M. Rouzeau -N. Bellon 0-1, For the Birds

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lichessclub
Jun 25, 2016, 12:37 PM |
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I'm not a big fan of the Bird's Opening (1.f4) for White as I feel it makes life easy for Black who has many flexible responses (1...Nf6, ...d5, etc.).  Here, I replied with 1...b6, a favorite of mine against anything other than 1. e4 or d4.  Ultimately, the game was decided by basic tactics after I worked up a better position.