Chess in 1810
by Bill Wall

In 1810, Eugene Rousseau was born in St. Denis, France. He was a noted French chess player who later moved to New Orleans. He was the strongest chess player in New Orleans in the first half of the 1840s.

In 1810, the first opera with a chess theme was performed. The opera, Das Schachturnier (the chess tournament), was composed by Traugott Eberwein (1775-1831).

In 1810, Louis Hocquart wrote Elements theoriques et pratiques du jeu des echecs.

Around 1810, Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) painted "Checkmate." Two men are playing chess as a man watches a woman in the background. He also sketched "Chess Players." It is located at the Yale Center for British Art. It was an illustration to Mrs. Robinson's poem. The sketch is in the British Museum.

On February 2, 1810, Hermann von Hanneken was born in Viecheln, Meclenburg, Germany. He was a Prussian General. The Hanneken Defense (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Nf6) is named after him. He died in 1886, at the age of 76.

In March 1810, Howard Staunton was born in Westmoreland. He was the leading player of the 1840's.

On May 21, 1810, Charles d'Eon de Beaumont died. He was a renowned chess player, once beating Philidor.

On August 11, 1810, Carl Mayet was born in Berlin. He was a German chess master and Berlin Pleiades member.

NN — Jacob Henry Sarratt, England, 1810
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0 gxf3 6.Qxf3 Qe7 7.d4 Nc6 8.c3 Ne5 9.dxe5 Qc5+ 10.Kh1 Qxc4 11.Bxf4 Bh6 12.Nd2 Qe6 13.Nb3 d6 14.Nd4 Qg4 15.exd6 Qxf3 16.Rxf3 Bxf4 17.Rxf4 cxd6 18.Nb5 Ke7 19.Rd1 Be6 20.Nxd6 Rd8 21.e5 Nh6 22.c4 b6 23.b4 Rhg8 24.c5 Rg5 25.Re1 Nf5 26.h3 Ng3+ 27.Kh2 Bd5 28.Rf2 Rdg8 29.c6 Nf5 30.Nxf5+ Rxf5 31.Ree2 Rxf2 32.Rxf2 Bxg2 0-1

NN — Jacob Henry Sarratt, England, 1810
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0 gxf3 6.Qxf3 Bh6 7.e5 Nc6 8.c3 Qe7 9.Qd5 Nxe5 10.Bb3 Nf6 11.Qb5 c6 12.Qe2 f3 13.gxf3 Rg8+ 14.Kh1 d5 15.Na3 Ng6 16.Qf2 Nf4 17.Re1 Be6 18.Qd4 Nh3 19.Qh4 Bg5 20.Qa4 Bxd2 21.Rf1 Qc5 22.Qd4 Qxd4 23.cxd4 Bxc1 24.Raxc1 Kd7 25.f4 Bg4 26.Rc3 Ne4 27.Rg3 Be2 28.Re1 Bf3+ 29.Rxf3 Nhf2+ 30.Rxf2 Nxf2# 0-1

Jacob Henry Sarratt — NN, England, 1810
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0 gxf3 6.Qxf3 Bh6 7.c3 Nc6 8.d4 Qe7 9.e5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Qc5+ 11.Kh1 Qxc4 12.Na3 Qc6 13.Qh5 Qg6 14.Qf3 Ne7 15.Nb5 Kd8 16.Bxf4 Bxf4 17.Qxf4 Rg8 18.Rf2 a6 19.Nd4 b6 20.g3 Bb7+ 21.Kg1 Rg7 22.Qf6 Ke8 23.Raf1 Bd5 24.b3 c5 25.c4 cxd4 26.cxd5 Nxd5 27.Qf3 Qc6 28.e6 dxe6 29.Re1 Rc8 30.Re5 Ne3 31.Rxe3 Qc1+ 32.Kg2 dxe3 33.Rf1 Qd2+ 34.Kh3 e2 35.Rf2 Qh6+ 36.Kg2 e1N+ 37.Kh1 Nxf3 0-1

J. Wood — A. Samuda, England, 1810
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Qe7 5.Qe2 f5 6.e5 c6 7.d4 d5 8.Bb3 g4 9.Bxf4 gxf3 10.Qxf3 Be6 11.h4 Bh6 12.Nc3 Bxf4 13.Qxf4 Qg7 14.0-0-0 Qh6 15.Ne2 Na6 16.Kb1 Qxf4 17.Nxf4 Nc7 18.Rhf1 Ne7 19.Nxe6 Nxe6 20.c4 Nc7 21.cxd5 Ncxd5 22.Rc1 Rf8 23.Bc4 0-0-0 24.Rf3 Kc7 25.Bxd5 Nxd5 26.Rcf1 Ne7 27.Rf4 Rg8 28.R1f2 h5 29.Kc2 Rg4 30.Rxg4 hxg4 31.Kd3 c5 32.Rc2 Rxd4+ 33.Ke3 Re4+ 34.Kd3 Rxe5 35.b4 Kc6 36.h5 f4 37.Rxc5+ Rxc5 38.bxc5 Kd5 39.h6 f3 40.gxf3 gxf3 41.Ke3 Nf5+ 42.Kxf3 Nxh6 0-1

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