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Frederic Deacon
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1849 to 1863
Overall record: +28 -22 =5 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born 1829, died Nov-20-1875, 46 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Belgium)

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. De Remouille vs F Deacon 0-122 1849 BruggeC40 King's Knight Opening
2. F Deacon vs A Alexandre  1-036 1850 LondonC24 Bishop's Opening
3. E Lowe vs F Deacon 1-037 1851 London m3C00 French Defense
4. F Deacon vs E Lowe  1-034 1851 London m3A03 Bird's Opening
5. F Deacon vs Anderssen 0-138 1851 Club TourneyA02 Bird's Opening
6. F Deacon vs E Lowe  1-049 1851 London m3A20 English
7. E Lowe vs F Deacon  0-128 1851 London m3B40 Sicilian
8. F Deacon vs E Lowe  1-025 1851 London m3D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. E Lowe vs F Deacon  ½-½62 1851 London m3B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. W Gilby vs F Deacon  0-127 1851 London Provincial qual m2C50 Giuoco Piano
11. C E Ranken vs F Deacon 1-061 1851 ProvincialD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. E Lowe vs F Deacon  0-135 1851 London m3C00 French Defense
13. F Deacon vs E Lowe  1-031 1851 London m3A30 English, Symmetrical
14. F Deacon vs C E Ranken 0-140 1851 ProvincialA35 English, Symmetrical
15. F Deacon vs E Lowe  1-051 1851 London m3C44 King's Pawn Game
16. E Lowe vs F Deacon  1-037 1851 London m3B40 Sicilian
17. F Deacon vs E Lowe  1-045 1851 Club TourneyA20 English
18. Morphy vs F Deacon 1-033 1858 LondonC52 Evans Gambit
19. F Deacon vs Morphy 1-046 1858 London m/1C38 King's Gambit Accepted
20. F Deacon vs F Discart 1-035 1859 Sienna (Italy)C52 Evans Gambit
21. Morphy vs F Deacon 1-038 1859 LondonC52 Evans Gambit
22. F Deacon vs Baumann 1-029 1859 London m/1C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
23. F Deacon vs Mayet 1-027 1860 Brussels (Belgium)C51 Evans Gambit
24. F Deacon vs Kolisch 0-124 1860 LondonC58 Two Knights
25. F Deacon vs H Baucher 1-025 1860 Paris m/1C33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-20-06  jaime gallegos: this man defeated Steinitz, Blackburne, and Morphy ! he deserve a biography on this place !
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  keypusher: <jaime gallegos> This man made up most of his famous "wins." <SBC> could probably write an interesting bio, though.
Jan-02-09  YJGYJ: I agree that Deacon needs a Bio but even a search on the internet has very few answers as to who he was.
Jul-23-09  myschkin: . . .

Frederic Deacon (1829-1875) from Belgium.

May-02-14  Gottschalk: He was the first master to gain success with the Elephant gambit 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d5
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  MissScarlett: An account of the Deacon-Morphy controversy:

But if everything's so clear, why are there three Morphy-Deacon games here?

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  OhioChessFan: From <SBC> link:

<Staunton, who published the games, at worst knowing they were forgeries or at least accepting them without question, whereas they should have raised a red flag>

I have a problem with this claim. Is <SBC> a historical mind reader? How does she know Stauntion accepted them without question? What, exactly, is required of a person to do before publishing a game before they can be accused of doing so without question? Why, exactly, should those games have raised a red flag? Who pursued the cousin and the waiter to see if they'd verify the account? Is <SB> dismissing those claimed witnesses "without question"? Why does Mr. Deacon provide so much detail when almost all fraudulent claims are made in the most vague terms?

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