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Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant vs Howard Staunton
Staunton - Saint Amant (1843), Paris FRA, rd 1, Nov-14
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21)  ·  0-1



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Sep-04-05  fred lennox: A devastating example of Staunton by forcing or nearly forcing a queen excbange he restritcs or cramps the opponents position.
Sep-04-05  jcmoral: What is the point of 20.Ne1 ? Why doesn't White take the pawn on g7?
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  samvega: <jcmoral> If 20.Rxg7, black can win the exchange with either the intermediate move 20..Bf3+, or the interference moves 20..Ng4 or ..Bg4.

A move later, 21.Rxg7 would be met by 21..Nxd3, with a similar situation.

Apr-10-08  Knight13: This is a very modern-style game, with a very good strategic viewpoint by Staunton!
Feb-05-12  Knight13: Staunton deviates from La Bourdonnais's favorite, 9... Qb6, in the McDonnell Attack, which Morphy thinks is the correct play (that the queen belongs on b6). Looks like Staunton found an exception to his predecessor's move.
Feb-05-12  James D Flynn: I briefly looked at Rxe4 but did not realize that the Black Q could be safely left or a move on g3 because she has no retreats other the the g3 to c7 diagonal where Bf4 forces her exchange.

This is a wonderful combination I haven't seen before.

I was inclined to play 23.Bc3 Qxg6 24.f2xg3 e4xd3 25.Bxd4 d3xc2 and play to win with the f6 pawn. Of course I realized that could not be the required ccombination.

Nov-16-12  brankat: Despite inaccuracies, this game, even now, a 170 years later has a "modern" feel to it.

It is also a good example of how the game has been evolving over generations of masters. From Staunton to Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker/Tarrasch, Nimzo, Botvinnik etc.

Very educational.

Sep-10-15  justwatcher: At move 32 it should have been Bxf4 instead of Kg3!...

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