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Frederic Deacon vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Match (1863), London ENG, rd 2, Mar-??
Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Variation (A02)  ·  0-1



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Oct-30-05  lopium: This game is very strange!! I can't understand some white's moves. Especially with the white king. But others too.
Oct-30-05  aw1988: Such as? If you could post which moves, I'd be happy to try and help.
Oct-30-05  lopium: Why not d4 instead of c3? Why Kd1? Why Rg1? Why Bg5? I mean, Bxc6 maybe better, no? White queen can still go to c2. And then, why did white resign, I mean, what's the winning lines? Thanksxz in advance dear aw1988. And sorry to do not give any # of moves, but threw them like an homerun championship.
Oct-30-05  lopium: Anyway, I always do paragraphs in my posts, but it never works; it worked for a few. I dislike it!! ahaha, that's hard to read me! Not only for the form, but for the bad English! ahahahazzz!!!!
Oct-30-05  aw1988: c3 to support d4. Kd1 wants to get the king out of danger, but it looks unnecessary. The problem with Bxc6 is that it doesn't solve the e5 problem. Qxe5 will follow. White in the final position could perhaps play on, but Black is threatening g3, and White's position is collapsing after that.
Oct-30-05  lopium: Well oh my! Thanksxz, but I saw unnecessary the c3 to support the d4, and unnecessary to put the white wueen here to play d4 to block her from a big part of the board.
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  FSR: What madman resigns in the final position? Komodo 13 gives as best play from there 20.Bxc6+ bxc6 21.Qxc6+ Kf7 22.Qc4+ Kg6 23.Bf4 Qf6 24.Kd2 Rae8 25.Rae1 Rxe2 26.Rxe2! Qxg1+ (or 26...Bxe2 27.Qd4=) 27.Kc2 Bxe2 28.Qe6+ Kh7 29.Qxf5+ Kg8 30.Qe6+ Kf8 31.Qf5+ with a draw by perpetual check.
Dec-07-19  sneaky pete: Bachmann (volume 1, page 60): "Von Weiss durch Zeitüberschreitung verloren." White lost on time.
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  Telemus: "The Field", 16 May 1863, page 19:

"And Mr Deacon, having only a few minutes to make his next several moves in, resigned the game (e)"


"(e) White's game is so difficult that one or two hasty moves would involve certain defeat; he therefore acted sensibly in giving it up at once."

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