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Howard Staunton vs Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant
Staunton - Saint-Amant Match (1843), Paris FRA, rd 4, Nov-19
Benoni Defense: Old Benoni Defense. Clarendon Court Variation (A43)  ·  1-0



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Mar-28-06  cuaternion: Move 33 should be Rf4+#, right ? I can't see no escape for black.
Mar-07-08  Knight13: The position after 10...g6 means that Black's positionally dead. I mean, what the heck is 2...f5?!
Feb-05-12  Knight13: Looks like Saint Amant didn't learn from his mistake from Game 2 of this match: Staunton vs Saint Amant, 1843. He plays the same weak opening and gets smashed again.

6... Be7 is better. ... Qa5+ is a waste.

Feb-07-12  Knight13: <6... Be7 is better. ... Qa5+ is a waste.> Actually, 6... Be7 7. Qh5+ g6 8. Qh4 Bxg5 9. Nxg5 followed by Qh6 and Black is worse.
Jul-11-15  mikposeidon: After 6... Be7 White has good check 7. Bb5+ and Black has to move his King because of weak pawn on d6.

And it's true that SA again played opening very badly. Staunton had great advantage and pressure, but wasted all this in middle of the game. And only mistake by SA (24th and 25th moves) let Staunton to win.

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