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Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant vs Howard Staunton
Staunton - Saint-Amant Casual Series (1843), London ENG, rd 3, May-02
Italian Game: Bird's Attack (C53)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: A solid opening that was rediscovered at top level several times, the last being in the 1980's

<19.f4> is too loosening, Saint Amant overlloks that his <Nh4> will eventually be undefended allowing Staunton the tatical trick <Ng4!>.

Staunton, then completely underestimates the potential for Saint Amant to build K-side pressure - 26.f6 or Rg8 was required.

<29.g6?> finally should have thrown the game away.Once again <Rg8> would have been a viable defence - but now there is no reprieve as Saint Amant traps Staunton's Q.

Jan-29-08  HNP: Black would be fine after 29...g6xf6 30. Rh1 Qc5 (threatening 31...Rg8) 31.Rxh6+ Qxh6 32. Rh3 Rxh3+ 34.Kxh3 c5 when he should be able at least to draw.
Mar-07-08  Knight13: 29. f6 kills. 28...f6 any good?
Feb-04-12  Knight13: <HNP: Black would be fine after 29...g6xf6 30. Rh1 Qc5 (threatening 31...Rg8) 31.Rxh6+ Qxh6 32. Rh3 Rxh3+ 34.Kxh3 c5 when he should be able at least to draw.> Also see 29...gxf6 30. c4 Rcd8 31. Rxf6 Kh7 and 30... Rg8 31. Qxf6+ Qxf6 32. Rxf6.
Apr-13-14  RookFile: I'm sure that 26..... f6 is the move Steinitz would have played.
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  dernier loup de T: Knight13: in your variations, 30..Rg8 is good, but not 30..Rcd8? because of 31.Rxf6.
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  naresb: It all started with 19. f4.
Apr-10-21  Amed1: 29.g6? I think that Staunton didn't want to capture the g-pawn due to the double attack on f6 after 30.c3, however 30 ... Rg8 31.Qxf6 Qxf6 32.Rxf6 Rxg3 + 33.Kxg3 and it would result in an even position.

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