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Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant vs Howard Staunton
Staunton - Saint Amant (1843), Paris FRA, rd 17, Dec-12
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-19-04
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  Chessical: Saint Amant's <24.d5!?> was extremely sharp, and probably entailed much more that he had reaslised on playing it.

<25.Rxc3?!>gives Staunton a powerful combination, but:

<25.dxc6> Bd4 26.cxb7 Bxe3 27.bxc8Q Bxf2+ 28.Kxf2 Rxc8 is complex with a Q and 2P for a R, B+ N.

Both players missed the very suprising <27...Nd4!!> 28.Rxc8 Nxe2+ 29.Kf2 Rxc8 30.Kxe2 Bxd5

The ending is completely drawn and well played. Saint Amant was unlikely to fall for <44.Kg5??> b4

Apr-10-08  Knight13: <Chessical: Saint Amant's <24.d5!?> was extremely sharp> Agreed. Black's 23...Nc6?! made that available. Me thinks Black should've left the knight on a5 and keep the pressure on c4, while giving the b7 bishop a great scope in controlling important squares.
Jul-23-09  sillybilly47: 35.K-f4...might give the Frenchman options.
Feb-06-12  Knight13: If 18... Qxd4? then 19. Qxd4 Rxd4 20. Nd5 and Black loses the exchange.

19... Nxc4, threatening ... Nxb2, is sound. White can't exploit the rook-to-queen pin to his advantage.

May-10-12  AVRO38: <19... Nxc4, threatening ... Nxb2, is sound. White can't exploit the rook-to-queen pin to his advantage.>

I agree. 19...Nxc4 wins a pawn and the game.

Dec-07-13  poorthylacine: Is it possible that instead of 33...Ke8, Staunton offered his throat to the sword by 33...Ke7??, which allows the simple 34.d6+, winning the Bb7 and the game? And that Saint Amant did not seize this opportunity, even there was no time control??

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