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George Walker vs Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant
Casual game (1836), London
French Defense: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00)  ·  0-1



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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.
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  Bishoprick: RookFile, doesn't the opening look a little bit weird to you? It does to me.
Sep-10-14  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:

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  dernier loup de T: 37.e6 instead of the passive 37. Ne1, and White will win. At move 42, the same 42.e6 is no more enough for a win, but could at least still draw the game, while 42. h3? is an engame blunder immediately losing.
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  jnpope: Source: Chess Studies, Walker, London 1844, p156

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