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Paul Morphy vs Frederick Deacon
London (1859), London ENG
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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Apr-24-09  WhiteRook48: how does the final position win?
Jun-07-09  birthtimes: Black loses his rook on e1.
Nov-20-10  josejoasm: There is a little discussion with these two games with Frederic Deacon. Morphy said that he has never played those games and Deacon otherwise stated, so who knows?
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  MissScarlett: The 'other' Morphy-Deacon game. It appeared in the <ILN>, February 18th 1860, p.166, as a 'lively Game' between Jules Arnous de Riviere and Deacon, with de Riviere as winner.

Upon 9.e5, we have: <Up to this point the moves are identical with a game between Mr. Morphy and Mr. Deacon printed in our Journal of Dec. 17th; and, indeed, M. de Riviere writes to us expressing an opinion that this identity in the opening has led Mr. Deacon into the error of confounding the games. Mr. de Riviere believes that the "Evans' Gambit" in question, published on December 17, was really played betwixt him and Mr. Deacon, while the present game was that won by Mr. Morphy.>

So the problem with reattributing this game to <de Riviere - Deacon> is that the victor disowns it.

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