I think this is the one to watch.
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The 1843 match between Staunton and Saint-Amant has six games where Staunton opened 1.c4. That might be the origin. This is the view of Modern Chess Openings 10th edition (1965): ..derives its name from its association with Howard Staunton who played it against St Amant in their match (1843) and ag...
- Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:36 am
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
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If the virus is transmuted onto a chess set, which piece are you most likely to catch it from? Are pawns more susceptible to germs than minor or major pieces?
I'm only throwing it in because I don't know the answer, but excluding simuls, who was the first amateur player or untitled player if you like, or someone unknown to beat the official world champion of the day? That is... a very difficult question to answer for a number of reasons. (For example, "u...
- Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:26 pm
- Forum: Chess History
- Topic: Chess history trivia
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Perhaps then I ought modify the question and make it tougher. Which -assuming it has ever happened- was the first world champion to lose to what was described as 'a local player' So not a Maestro, First or Second rank Amateur, I mean a player known for playing at his club only and not extending his ...
I'm only throwing it in because I don't know the answer, but excluding simuls, who was the first amateur player or untitled player if you like, or someone unknown to beat the official world champion of the day?
This has all become rather morbid. You could apply first born last to die to some many major events, like AVRO, order of deaths, and how dissimilar was it to the final standings? A bit grim.