Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Stasch Mlotkowski vs Deacon
Philadelphia (1913), Philadelphia, PA USA
Philidor Defense: Philidor Countergambit (C41)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 74 times; par: 19 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 68 more games of S Mlotkowski
sac: 11.Qf7+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-09-05  Chessography: This is definitely one of those opening traps for amateurs to remember.
Dec-30-09  rustyrook: 7--Qf6 is the move going after the e pawn. Then 8Nf7 Bxe6 9Nxh8 Nc6 but not 9--d4 when 10Qh5ch Kf8 11 Qb5 seems to favour white.
Premium Chessgames Member
  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

S Mlotkowski vs Deacon, 1913.
Your score: 23 (par = 19)


PS. "10. ?" White to play and win, would make for a good Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle.

Jul-21-12  master of defence: Hey <LoveThatJoker>, why you always put the LTJ in the end of your posts?
Premium Chessgames Member
  LoveThatJoker: <master of defence> Because I like signing off on my posts.


Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: < master of defence: Hey <LoveThatJoker>, why you always put the LTJ in the end of your posts?>

It's an expression of a (seemingly) immense ego, just as posting the scores of Guess The Move at every turn is another.

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <rustyrook>7...♕f6 is the move going after the e pawn.

Can White safely play 8. ♕xd5?. I looked at 8...♗xc3+ 9. bxc3 ♕xc3+ 10. ♔d1 ♕xa1 11. ♘f7 ♘c6 12. ♘xh8. White still has the e-pawn, and the threats of either 13. ♗b5 or 13. ♕h5+.

Premium Chessgames Member
  sachistu: Does someone have the source for the players involved, especially Deacon? This cannot be Frederic Deacon (Belgium then England) as he had long since died. The British Chess Magazine, 1916, p.200 lists the game as a blindfold game "played a few years ago in Philadelphia". Black is listed as Mr.S---. The score in BCM stops after Black's 10th, saysin 'mate in two'.
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <The Philidelphia Times> of November 6th, 1898, lists various team line-ups for a Philadelphia junior chess league (the league appears to be of junior status, not the players). Three members of the Camden Chess Club: are S. Mlotkowski, J. Deacon and E. Deacon.

On the 4th of December, it's revealed that Mlotkowski is Camden's top board, whilst J. Deacon is third, and E. Deacon, fourth.

Premium Chessgames Member
  sachistu: That's interesting <MissScarlett> but really does not tell us who Mlotkowski's opponent was in the game in question. BCM is generally reliable and I see no reason they would describe Black as 'Mr. S' if the game was against one of the Deacon's you mentioned.

However, BCM is not infallible and if you find a source that lists Deacon as his opponent, it would have to be considered.

p.s. sorry about the earlier typo. It should have read 'saying' (not saysin). Don't know how that gremlin got in there.

Mar-13-17  Duracell: <GrahamClayton>
That's why after 8. ♕xd5 ♗xc3+ 9. bxc3 ♕xc3+ 10. ♔d1 black must play 10... ♘c6 11. ♖b1 ♘f6 with a good game.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Q sacrifice, Pawn mate
from Itty Bitty Dittie Fredthebear Do Wop Sha Bop by fredthebear
f7 attack
from frank124c's favorite games--Philidor's Defense by frank124c
Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Q sacrifice, Pawn mate
from 1 L Mirages in Laredo, KS landed @Laramie, WY by fredthebear
Queen sacrifices- 2
by obrit
Game 46 (Book gives 10 moves + announced mate in 2]
from 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Phony Benoni
A weird pawn mate...
from Collections in Idleness 1 by Trigonometrist
Best under 20 move mates
by PTenzel
Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Q sacrifice, Pawn mate
from Attacks and Sacs of f7 Vol. II by Fredthebear by kishchess
Game 46 (Book gives 10 moves + announced mate in 2]
from 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Retarf
from Checkmate miniatures by Kasputin
UC- 1000 checkmates
from Checkmates-Knight and Bishop by takchess
from Checkmate miniatures by RookHook
12 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IV by wwall

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC