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Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant vs Howard Staunton
"Tour de France" (game of the day Jul-28-2007)
Staunton - Saint Amant (1843), Paris FRA, rd 19, Dec-16
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  1-0
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Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant vs Howard Staunton (1843) Tour de France


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Jul-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  meloncio: <Tour de France> Nice pun today!
Jul-28-07  Themofro: It's sad really to see what's happening in the new "Tour de Farce". Several teams quit due to doping scandals, police were waiting at the finish line for this one guy and arrested him soon as he crossed the finish line (accused of taking testosterone, rest of the team promptly resigned as well), the lead guy wearing the yellow jersy was suspended by his team when there was like four days left, a lot of the clean riders held a protest at the beginning of the race and waited at the starting line, holdinh up the race for 13 minutes, etc. It's pretty much been a nightmare for all involved.

That being said, nice game and pun.

Jul-28-07  vizir: guys,

57...Kxa5 wasn't better due to 58. Rf5+ Ka4 (Ka6 or Kb6 is followed by Rf6 ) 59. Rf6 Nc7 60.Rc5

pretty good technique by Saint Amand, I like this game

Jul-28-07  Alphastar: what's the pun? did one of these 2 players use dope for this game?
Jul-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: Definitely, a sweating "Tour De France" for Saint Amant with some interesting combinations.
Jul-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: TOUR de FRANCE- A real shame-A race that once stood for great endurence and courage is ruined by cheating-and the media's bloodthirstiness for scandal.
Sep-12-07  capanegra: Nice picture! If you look closely at the chessboard, the position would appear to be more or less after move 65.
Sep-12-07  drukenknight: This must have been one of those all marathon games w/ no clock because doesnt St Amant through the "W" away w/ 43 Kd3??
Oct-15-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

De Saint Amant 6 mistakes:
18.Ne5 0.30 (18.g4 0.82)
21.Rd2 0.29 (21.Nxg6 1.40)
28.f4 1.99 (28.e6 2.76)
32.Kf2 1.67 (32.Rxd5 2.64)
55.Kf5 1.63 (55.Kxd5 5.63)
70.Kb5 18.59 (70.a6+ #20)

Staunton 15 mistakes:
14...h6 0.64 (14...Re8 0.24)
17...c6 0.82 (17...Re8 0.34)
18...Qc7 1.30 (18...a5 0.30)
21...a5 1.89 (21...c5 0.29)
25...Nd3 2.73 (25...Ra7 2.10)
28...Re8 2.72 (28...c5 1.99)
32...Rc8 2.27 (32...Ne7 1.67)
41...g5 1.98 (41...Kd7 1.08)
52...Nf6 3.23 (52...Kc6 1.92)
53...Ke7 5.65 (53...Ne4 3.23)
55...d4 2.67 (55...Kd6 1.63)
57...d3 5.02 (57...Kd6 2.27)
58...d2 9.94 (58...Kd7 5.96)
64...Ne6+ 23.56 (64...Na6 16.45)
70...Na7+ 23.57 (70...Nd4+ 18.59)

Nov-10-08  gambitfan: Endgame ♘ + 3♙ (6.25) // ♖ + ♙ (6)

51... ♘xg4


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white to play

Endgame ♖ + ♙ (6) // ♘ + 2♙ (5.25)

57... d3


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white to play

Apr-11-09  Fanacas: Great endgame and bigg diffrence in mistakes i see.
Jan-11-10  sirfraix: Saint Amant overlooked 55. Kxd5! and if 55... Nb6+ 56. Kd4! Nxa4 57. Rb8 g4 58. Rb4 Nc3 59. Kxc3 f4 and white must win. Tactics from the rook vs. knight technique.
Feb-04-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: This is probably one of the very first chess photos.
Mar-16-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Well,Saint Amant wins.Endgame statistics:

♔♖♙ vs. ♔♘

The superior side (in this case white) wins 89.6% of the time.

A draw occurs 10.4% of the time.

Apr-04-11  thomastonk: This is no photo! It is a Lithograph by Laemlein after a painting by Marlet.
Nov-30-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Is this the oldest game with a photo in the database?
Dec-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: No, there's a game with a photo of Ruy Lopez and Jerry Sandusky.
Aug-02-13  AsosLight: This is a modern game in so many ways!
Superb!
Aug-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The man to Staunton's left is receiving moves from a Babbage Difference Engine.
Aug-13-13  Snehalshekatkar: Is that photo real?? Or is it drawing?
Aug-13-13  thomastonk: <Snehalshekatkar> You have huge eyes ... why don't you look at my post from Apr-04-11?
Sep-27-14  dernier thylacine: TOHEMATEME and to THOMASSTONK:

You are not very kind; you should not hide that the oldest photo of chess masters playing is the one pinned in the cave of Lascaux (France, of course!!)

Sep-27-14  dernier thylacine: Additionnaly:

fortunately, there are too some remaining photos (and even videos!!) of the last thylacine, which, unlike the wild dogs and the wolves (?), could learn playing chess!!

Nov-08-15  Caissanist: I believe this picture is an engraving rather than a photograph. Edward Winter provides details here: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... .
Nov-08-15  thomastonk: <Caissanist: I believe ...> Well, the picture shows a lithograph of A[lexandre] Laemlein; you can see this from the snippet that Winter published below the picture.

On Apr-04-11 I wrote: <It is a Lithograph[sic] by Laemlein after a painting by Marlet.> The painting of Jean Henri Marlet can be found here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/...

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