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Howard Staunton vs Wolf Meyer Popert
Match (1840), London ENG
French Defense: General (C00)  ·  0-1


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  InspiredByMorphy: 16.Qd2 Qg6 17.Kh1 looks better for white. Retreating the bishop twice just to lose it without improving the pawn structure may have not been the best use of tempi.
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  ckr: <IBM> Possibly 16.f4, it is hard to see white saving this game though. After 17...Nxg3 I can't see anything Staunton can do to to avoid losing.

Staunton took a beating this game. I have read Staunton won a match against Popert +8 -3 =2 but the year was not mentioned.

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  Pawn and Two: <ckr> In the book, Howard Staunton by D. Levy, Levy states that the Staunton-Popert match took place in 1840. Levy states that accounts of the score vary. Some sources give Staunton's victory as being by only the odd game. While Dr. P. Feenstra Kuiper, in "Hundert Jahre Schach-Zweikampfe" gives the score as being Staunton 10, Popert 5 and 6 games drawn.
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  ckr: <Pawn and Two> Thanks, my info came from Gplombek's Ency, also the Oxford Ency only has 4 games in 1840 and gives the score as +2 -2 - which is just based on the games on hand.
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