Bird opening is a standard flank opening which is characterized by the move 1.f4! White’s main idea involves controlling the strategic e5 square. This offers great attacking possibilities, but slightly weakens the king’s side. This opening move rank 6th by popularity. Bird opening is not something you will see very often on GM tournament, but nevertheless, it’s a good choice for many club players. Today we will see some of the most classical games on Bird’s Opening.