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Madame De Remusat
Madame De Remusat 
Napoleon playing Madame de Remusat in the buff.
Artist unknown, circa 1805.
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1802 to 1804

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(born Jan-05-1780, died Dec-16-1821, 41 years old) France

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Born Claire Élisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes, she served as lady-in-waiting for Empress Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife. In Remusat's memoirs, she says of Bonaparte's chess that he did not play well, and refused to play with the proper movements of the pieces, but that everyone in the room remained silent.

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Last updated: 2017-05-24 14:34:46

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Madame De Remusat vs Napoleon Bonaparte  0-1131802Paris, FranceB02 Alekhine's Defense
2. Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat 1-0141804Chateau de MalmaisonA00 Uncommon Opening
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Jun-29-05  fenno: A curiosity: The moves of the Madame De Remusat in the two games (one as white, one as black) are perfectly symmetric! Also, she lost both games against the same opponent, Napoleon Bonaparte, whose moves in the two games are almost perfectly symmetric, too! Isn't it amazing? ;-)
Jul-09-05  fenno: A curiosity may also be that she apparently "gave odds" to Napoleon Bonaparte:
Jul-09-05  meloncio: Wow, strange way to play chess. Look the Emperor's eyes. He's just waiting for the other guy goes away and then play a funnier game than chess! :-D
Jul-09-05  jamesmaskell: Creepy curiosity. Napoleon plays half of his games against a woman and beats her with apparent ease with the same plays. Hes such a jerk!
Jul-09-05  farrooj: Well that's a fun way to play. Napoleon didn't get deconcentrated did he?
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  TheAlchemist: Apparently not. However, later, she wasn't in the "mood" anymore.
Jul-09-05  farrooj: Had a headache right? typical :)
Nov-12-05  hidude: <farrooj> <TheAlchemist> <jamesmaskell> <meloncio> <Bobby Fischer> has a game against Spassky that was similar to these two games. They are different by only about 43 moves :)(Have you been to santiago for skiing?) BOBBY FISCHER'S ICC ACCOUNT IS GOD!!! REALLY!!! HE HAS NOT PLAYED ANY RATED GAMES YET.
Dec-26-09  rich187113: That's not a good way to play chess.
Feb-12-10  SirChrislov: No wonder they call it romantic chess.
Nov-25-10  coscinen: The man standing in the background is Niccolo Paganini, the famous 19th century violinist. Here, you can see the portrait that was clearly used as a model for the painting above
May-03-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: Look at the napoleon right hand . dirty man
Jan-01-12  Morphischer: Amazing! She hasn't died yet.
Jan-01-12  JoergWalter: <IRONCASTLEVINAY: Look at the napoleon right hand . dirty man>

He is just getting his wallet out.

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  Penguincw: < Morphischer: Amazing! She hasn't died yet. >

Lol. If so, try to challenge some players around today. And not to get crushed within 14 moves. :)

Aug-16-14  jimx: After seeing the above painting I realised that I've played the same opening many times before, not even realising that it was already called the "Napoleon opening" or "The Emperor's opening". I cannot remember the win/loss/draw percentages for black or white, but I do remember that I only ever played this opening versus female opponents, without spectators, time control varying from blitz games to no time limit, and it was always a high-adrenaline game with more errors than usual because of the distractions from both sides, but despite the errors (or because of them) it almost always won by mate (or equivalent).
Jul-20-20  MordimerChess: Based on the under picture information "Artist unknown, circa 1805"... I made a video about this game and gave a bunch of false info.

The chess game of Napoleon vs Madame de Rémusat, was painted by Hungarian painter and graphic artist Sandor Badacsonyi. He was born in 1949.

Definitely he was taking liberties with interpreting de Rémusat :D

And this is the painting in much better resolution:

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