Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
George Walker vs Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant
London m1 (1836)
French Defense: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00)  ·  0-1



Annotations by Stockfish (Computer).      [21904 more games annotated by Stockfish]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 6 more G Walker/Saint Amant games
sac: 30...Bb7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can learn a lot about this site (and chess in general) by reading the Chessgames Help Page. If you need help with premium features, please see the Premium Membership Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-12-07  RookFile: Tell you what, this is a really good game. The entire game has a modern look to it, punch and counterpunch. If you showed this to a bunch of players, they might easily image a couple of masters of today playing something like this.
Feb-28-08  wolfmaster: This was the inaugural game for both Walker and Saint Amant's careers.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bishoprick: RookFile, doesn't the opening look a little bit weird to you? It does to me.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Big Pawn: The first few moves might look a little weird with 2.f4 and such, but it quickly turns into something like french advance. I agree with RookFile that it appears rather modern - and it is a good game indeed.
Mar-28-18  Christoforus Polacco: Tartakower can say : ''What is weird is playable :)''
Mar-28-18  RookFile: That 2. f4 comes and goes. Naka played it:

Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
French Defense: La Bourdonnais (C00) 0-1 Career inauguration
from The t_t Players: Staunton, Steinitz & Zukertort by fredthebear
French Defense: La Bourdonnais (C00) 0-1 Career inauguration
from Fs, f4s, f5s & f7s for Old Timey Fredthebear Fun by fredthebear
rcj's favorite games - C00
by rcj
Preparation For The Provincial Meet
by adelaidelim
pre-steinitz positional play
by 35928278

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC