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Frederick Deacon vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Casual game (1862), London ENG
Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51)  ·  1-0



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Sep-08-04  mjk: Not the way to decline the Evan's Gambit. Does 9...♗xa1 work?
Sep-08-04  sneaky pete: <mjk> 9... Bxa1 10.Qf3+ Qf6 11.Nc4 .. gives white ♘ and two ♙s for the ♖. After 9... Kxg8 white gets only two ♙s for the ♗ and black should have won with best play (22... g5 instead of 22... Kh7).
Apr-10-14  bengalcat47: To use the popular nickname for Wake Forset University in the U.S., Steinitz got into big trouble against a "Demon Deacon!"
Jan-31-17  Big Pawn: would at least prevent the pawn phalanx from totally crushing black. 25...Qg8 seems like a blunder that should have been easy to avoid. How can black look at this position and think that it's okay to just allow the pawn phalanx to move forward like that?

Deacon did a great job after blundering in the opening. It's as though he gave Steinitz knight odds and won by creating chaos and confusing Steinitz.

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