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Howard Staunton vs Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant
Staunton - Saint-Amant Match (1843), Paris FRA, rd 16, Dec-11
English Opening: Symmetrical. Normal Variation (A34)  ·  0-1



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Feb-26-08  Knight13: White was worse off from the beginning. Black just shut off all of White's necessary pawn breaks to be free.
Feb-06-12  Knight13: 23... dxe5 is better, preventing a Bb2-d4 and the knight from going to a much active square, f4. Black has nothing to fear.
Dec-06-13  poorthylacine: To Knight 13: " White was worse off from the beginning." I could not agree. It seems to me that Black won only in the difficult endgame, and even until the 30th move at least, White was often better; for instance if he took the pawn by 30.Bxa5, I do not see any danger of losing for White. But it seems he had never appetite for this pawn!!
Jul-13-14  Thief: 26. Bb2 seems better to me. That Knight on d4 needs to leave.
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  Pioneer27: I agree with <poorthylacine> that Staunton was better, or at least okay, up to move 30. 30. Ne6 was a bad move, although White made the ending interesting. The move that baffles me is 44. . . f4. How did Black find that move---what prompted him to play it? Staunton called it "an admirable move" and said, "but for which, it is extremely doubtful whether Black could have saved the game." I don't know if I'd go that far but still it was an intriguing move.

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