Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant
(born Sep-12-1800, died Oct-29-1872) France, Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant was a regular player at the Café de la Régence and studied under Alexandre Louis Honore Lebreton Deschapelles and Schlumberger. He was the editor of the chess periodical Le Palamède. He lead the Paris team in their +2 victory over the Westminster club in 1836 and whilst visiting England in 1843 he lost a casual match to John Cochrane (+4, =1, -6) but beat Howard Staunton (+3, =1, -2). Later in November of that year a more formal match took place, Staunton-Saint Amant (1843). Saint-Amant lost (+6, =4, -11) thus ending 100 years of French supremacy. He later played in Birmingham 1858 losing to Ernst Falkbeer (+1, =0, -2). He retired to Algeria in 1861.