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John Owen vs Thomas Barnes
"Owen to the Fact" (game of the day May-08-2013)
London (1857), London ENG
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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May-01-04  semesterian: How in the world does Thomas Wilson Barnes, the sole European chess player with a decent record against Paul Morphy (though still negative and done in casual, off-hand encounters) lose so pathetically to John Owen, who boasted of just ONE win to Paul Morphy on level terms or odds? That's funny!
May-01-04  Calli: Well, it might be the same John Owen who defeated Steinitz, Anderssen and Barnes at London 1862 when he finished third in that tournament.
Apr-07-07  wolfmaster: Barnes resigned on account of 22... Kd8 23.Be7+ Ke8 24. Bc5+ winning the queen.
Oct-23-09  ShiftyKnight: No, he resigned because of 22...Kd8 23. Be7+ Ke8 24.Bd6+ Kd8 25.Qe7+ Kc8 26.Qxc7#

Cool game!

May-08-13  SuperPatzer77: <ShiftyKnight> Yeah, cool game!

Another one is 23. Be7+ Ke8, 24. Bf6+ (instead of 24. Bd6+) Kf8, 25. Qe7+ Kg8, 26. Qxg7# 1-0


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  kevin86: The will be a quick mate in four with queen and bishop.

Black looked lost from the start of this one. A hunted man.

May-08-13  reduxe: Barnes could have saved the game with 18. Nf7!
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  Big Pawn: The glory days of chess! Ah...the Evans Gambit. Playing the Evans gambit is like lighting up a cigar at ringside!
May-08-13  leo.bulero: I have never seen such an "aggressive" game. And funny at the same time. All the sacs...

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