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Jules Arnous de Riviere
de Riviere 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 117
Years covered: 1853 to 1883

Overall record: +47 -59 =9 (44.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Evans Gambit (12) 
    C51 C52
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C60 C62 C61 C64 C67
 King's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    C33 C36 C39
 Scandinavian (5) 
    B01
 Giuoco Piano (5) 
    C50 C53
 King's Pawn Game (5) 
    C44 C40
With the Black pieces:
 Evans Gambit (11) 
    C51 C52
 King's Gambit Accepted (8) 
    C38 C33
 Giuoco Piano (7) 
    C50 C53
 Two Knights (5) 
    C55 C59
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C78 C66 C65
 French Defense (4) 
    C14 C00 C11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 1-0
   Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 0-1
   de Riviere vs H Baucher, 1859 1-0
   de Riviere vs P Journoud, 1860 1-0
   J Laroche vs de Riviere, 1862 0-1
   E D'Andre vs de Riviere, 1867 0-1
   Morphy vs de Riviere, 1859 0-1
   de Riviere vs P Journoud, 1859 1-0
   Dubois vs de Riviere, 1855 0-1
   P Journoud vs de Riviere, 1859 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Paris (1867)


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JULES ARNOUS DE RIVIERE
(born May-04-1830, died Sep-11-1905, 75 years old) France

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Jules Arnous de Rivière was a leading French player in the 1850s and 1860s. He played many off-hand games against Paul Morphy from 1858 to 1863. In matches he defeated Johann Jacob Loewenthal (+2, =0, -0) in 1867 and lost to Mikhail Chigorin (+4, =1, -5) in 1883.

Rivière's writings included several chess columns and books on billiards and roulette. He also invented many games.

Wikipedia article: Jules Arnous de Rivière


 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Tassinari vs de Riviere  1-0301853ParisC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Dubois vs de Riviere ½-½421855MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
3. de Riviere vs Dubois 0-1161855MatchC33 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Dubois vs de Riviere 1-0141855MatchC38 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Dubois vs de Riviere  1-0311855MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
6. Dubois vs de Riviere 0-1481855MatchB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. de Riviere vs Dubois  0-1411855MatchC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Dubois vs de Riviere 1-0201855MatchC38 King's Gambit Accepted
9. de Riviere vs Dubois 0-1261855MatchB01 Scandinavian
10. de Riviere vs J Laroche 1-0221856Paris m2A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. Harrwitz vs de Riviere  0-1351856ParisA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
12. de Riviere vs J Laroche 1-0311856Paris (France)C52 Evans Gambit
13. Harrwitz vs de Riviere 1-0261856ParisA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
14. de Riviere vs T W Barnes 0-1361856LondonC44 King's Pawn Game
15. de Riviere vs Harrwitz 0-1211856ParisA02 Bird's Opening
16. J Laroche vs de Riviere  1-0351856Paris m2C44 King's Pawn Game
17. J Schulten vs de Riviere  0-1311856ParisB20 Sicilian
18. J Laroche vs de Riviere  1-0311856Paris m2A02 Bird's Opening
19. de Riviere vs De Blemer 1-0421858Match?D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Bird vs de Riviere 1-0321858ENGC51 Evans Gambit
21. de Riviere vs De Basterot 0-1441858BFX unknownC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
22. de Riviere vs Morphy 0-1391858ParisC51 Evans Gambit
23. de Riviere vs Morphy 0-1471858ParisC51 Evans Gambit
24. Morphy vs de Riviere 1-0261858ParisC51 Evans Gambit
25. de Riviere vs Morphy 0-1441858Paris,C51 Evans Gambit
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-05-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Jules Arnous de Rivière (1830 - 1905) was a French chess player. He was a regular adversary of Paul Morphy.

Jul-19-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: COOL! Now Chessgames.com has put up a biography for this player.
Oct-07-05  AlexanderMorphy: Anyone who could beat Paul Morphy should be regarded as a great player!
May-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: According to the Bio, J.A.de Riviere died in 1905, but, miraculously, his chess career continued until 1928!

On a serious note, de Riviere defeated Morphy 3 times in the so-called "off-hand" games (according to this database). Also he had wins against A.Anderssen, Chigorin and de Vere. A strong player indeed.

May-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  mike1: wikepedia does have some more info.
link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_...
May-04-10  BIDMONFA: Jules Arnous De Riviere

DE RIVIERE, Jules Arnous
http://www.bidmonfa.com/de_riviere_...
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May-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P. master De Riviere.
May-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: <He also invented many games.> That makes him what is called a "ludographer". Much respect. It takes talent to be able to master a game, but a rare kind of talent to invent games.
Oct-09-13  Karpova: 2nd French National Tournament (commenced on November 6, 1881) at the Cercle des Echecs - double round robin (12 rounds overall):

1. Chamier 9.5
2-3. De Rivière 8 wins
2-3. Goudjou 8 wins
4. Clerc 5.0
5. Gifford 4.5
6. Chaserey 3.5
7. De Boiserte 2.5

From page 14 of the January 1882 'British Chess Magazine'

May-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  RookFile: Too bad he didn't make it to play Reshevsky. A bunch of people would have better Morphy numbers if he had.
Nov-01-15  Avun Jahei: what games did he invent?
Nov-01-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: He created a Salta variant called Steeple-chase:
<Echo de Paris, 1902.07.07, p6> http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bp...

There is a game de Rivière vs Pillsbury played under Steeple-chase rules: <Echo de Paris, 1903.03.16, p6>

Nov-02-15  Avun Jahei: there are recorded Salta games played by Pillsbury?
Nov-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: I have not found a Salta game played by Pillsbury just the Steeple-chase game with de Riviere. He did compete in a Salta tournament after Paris 1900 placing 10th on the prize list (Brody and Schlechter tied for 1st-2nd).
Dec-02-15  bengalcat47: Very interesting article <jnpope>. Chess and checkers variations are always of great interest to me, in particular Turkish draughts, where all 64 squares can be used and kings move much like rooks. I have a large collection of board games, and also I have links to sites where the board game Pente can be played online.
Jun-20-16  mulde: May his name in the databases should be corrected.
Not "de Riviere - NN", it should be changed in "Arnous de Rivière - NN". Arnous is NOT his forename but it is part of his family name. Have a look here: http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/ar...
By the way, the pictures are great, aren't they?
He seemed to be first who suffered with Black by the line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.Nb5 which is normally credited now to Alapin but was played first presumely by Chigorin in his match with Arnous de Rivière, Paris 1883, 1-0 (36). But it was the great Alapin who picked it up and used it in the 5th German Cbess Congress, Frankfurt 1887, against Burn (1-0, 87), and Metger (0-1, 41).
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