Alexandre Louis Honoré Lebreton Deschapelles
(born Mar-07-1780, died Oct-27-1847) France, Alexandre Louis Honoré Lebreton Deschapelles was born in Ville d'Avray and lost his right arm in the Battle of Fleurus (1794)*. He was one of the strongest chessplayers of the world in the first half of the 19th century mainly focusing on Pawn+Move odds matches. Some successes were his 6-1 match win over John Cochrane in 1821 (with the latter receiving odds of pawn and 2) and a tied match with Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant (+1 -1 =1) in 1836 after not having played chess for 14 years. In 1842 he managed to beat Saint Amant +3 -2 =0. Deschapelles was the teacher of Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais.