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Howard Staunton vs Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant
Staunton - Saint Amant (1843), London ENG, rd 2, Apr-30
Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-03-04  Knight13: Staunton wanted a draw in the endgame play but Saint Amant refused it till it really became a drawn game.

3... exd4 is better. 4. Qxd4 Nc6 and Black just wasted one move by moving the queen. 3... Qe7?! blocks the dark bishop. Maybe he saw the move 3... Nc3 4. d5 so he maked that move (3... Qe7?!).

Good game always!

Oct-14-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33.

Staunton 12 mistakes:
4.Nc3 0.08 (4.Nf3 0.47)
12.f5 1.00 (12.Bxe6 1.40)
20.Nb6 -0.08 (20.Be1 0.37)
24.b4 -1.04 (24.Re1 -0.03)
25.c3 -1.92 (25.b5 -1.01)
34.f6 -1.08 (34.Rd1 -0.68)
40.Rf7+ 0.00 (40.Qxe2 0.78)
57.Rf7+ -0.85 (57.g4+ -0.51)
61.g4 -1.59 (61.g3 -0.76)
63.Rh7 -1.58 (63.Rc6 -0.91)
65.Kd4 -2.69 (65.Ke6 -0.93)
67.Rc6 -5.03 (67.Ke5 -2.58)

De Saint Amant 14 mistakes:
6...Ne5 0.53 (6...Qc5 0.14)
9...h6 0.70 (9...g6 0.31)
10...Ng6 0.73 (10...Ned7 0.39)
11...Be6 1.40 (11...Qc7 0.76)
15...Ned7 1.53 (15...Qd8 1.18)
26...Qd6 -1.01 (26...Qxb5 -1.89)
36...Qe5 0.82 (36...Re6 -0.88)
60...Rb2 -0.76 (60...c4 -1.18)
62...Rb3 -0.91 (62...Kf4 -1.59)
63...Rb4 0.00 (63...Rd3+ -1.58)
64...c4 -0.93 (64...Kf4 -1.64)
67...Kg5 0.00 (67...c3+ -10.42)
68...Kh6 -0.43 (68...Kf4 -1.51)
73...Rd3+ 0.00 (73...Rb3 -0.43)

Aug-24-09  WhiteRook48: find the worst moves on moves 67
Nov-15-11  AnalyzeThis: This game is nonsense, of course. Black should have won the endgame without fail.
Feb-04-12  Knight13: I kind of like the "piling the rooks on the a-file" strategy. Although it seems that White doesn't gain much of anything out of it, Black would actually gain way more if HE was allowed to double his rooks on the a-file. Prevention 101!
Dec-16-12  poorthylacine: The beauty of the variations also contributes to the one of a game, even the player(s) eventually missed it. It's a pleasure to consider 67...c3!! 68.Kxc3 Rc4+! 69.Rxc4 bxc4 70.Kxc4 g5 and Black wins.
Nov-18-16  Tuan9371: A nice games, the match between staunton and amant is very useful for we study
Mar-20-21  Amed1: Interesting game. In the middlegame Black has an advantage but he threw it with 36 ... Qe5 ?? In the end, Black had the opportunity to close the game with 67 ... c3 !!, taking advantage of the fact that the king was close to the white pawns.

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