Paul Journoud vs. Jules Arnous de Rivière

The confrontation between the well-known French players took place in 1860 at Café de la Régence chess club in Paris.

Roll over to see the solution: 1. Nexf7+ Qxf7 2. Nxf7+ Kd7 3. Bb5+ c6 4. Re7#

FEN: r1bk3r/pppq1ppp/5n2/4N1N1/2Bp4/Bn6/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0

About the players

Jules Arnous RiviereJules Arnous de Rivière (1830-1905) was probably the most prominent French chess player between 1850 and 1870. He married to Joséphine de Coulhac Mazérieux. Their daughter Hélène Arnous-Rivière married Baron Christian-Hubert von Pfeffel. Her great-grandson is British politician Stanley Johnson, father of Boris Johnson.
Paul Journoud (1821-1882) was a French chess master and editor of several chess periodicals: La Régence (1860), La Nouvelle Régence (1861–1864), Le Palamède Français (1864), and Le Sphinx (1865–1867) He was a member of the Café de la Régence chess club in Paris, and one of leading French masters in the 1850s/1860s.

3 Responses

  1. bibi
    bibi at

    1.Nxf7+, Qxf7
    2.Nxf7+ , Kd7
    3. Bb5+, c6
    4. Re7#

  2. Carter Holder
    Carter Holder at

    King can’t go to d7 since that box is already taken

  3. Akshay Kamath
    Akshay Kamath at

    The answer is W B
    Nexf7 , Qxf7
    Nxf7 , Kd7
    Bb5+, C6

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