Lots of topics can come up when Woodseats Chess Club gets together for a social evening
-no chess matches, just friendly games and chatter. This character came up in the conversation last night:
. This is H.E.Bird and among other claims to fame he wrote a chess column in the The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent . Here’s one of the games that he played on a visit to Sheffield in 1883 (a translation of the notation of the game follows):
The opening is the ‘Fried Liver’ (Fegatello) Attack against the Two Knights Defence: Black definitely had chances to win! Do play it through-it’s worth it. Nineteenth century Sheffield chess players knew what they were doing.