|Jan-06-04|| ||Whitehat1963: Is this the famous surrealist artist? If so, he plays a mean game of chess against perhaps the greatest (or certainly one of the greatest) blindfold simul players of all time. Interesting. |
|Jan-07-04|| ||Lawrence: 'Tis indeed. In the bar up the Costa Brava where Duchamp used to take on all comers they now hold an annual computer-chess competition. |
|Jul-15-04|| ||Jesuitic Calvinist: Bravo Marcel! |
|Jul-15-04|| ||uzeromay: I know i'm just pointing out the obvious here, but 16. Rxf2 Bxf2 will be followed by 17...Nxd3. |
|Jul-15-04|| ||acirce: I'm not sure "surrealist" is an accurate label. |
|Jul-15-04|| ||Jesuitic Calvinist: Yes, acirce - "dadaist" is perhaps more accurate, but then, Marcel didn't like to be labelled. |
|Oct-19-04|| ||Willem Wallekers: < 16. Rxf2 Bxf2 will be followed by 17...Nxd3.>
Or 16. Rxf2 Qg5 threatening Qxg2# and Nh3+ + Qxd2 ?
(17. Kf1 Bxf2 18. Qxf2 Bxg2+ 19. Ke1 Nxd3+)
|Jan-18-05|| ||Abaduba: <"dadaist" is perhaps more accurate>
How about "worthless"? I blame readymades for starting the trend in modern art where "creativity" becomes more important than having actually achieved something beautiful.|
Even so, Duchamp is definately a decent chess player. Too bad for him that they didn't let him take an Alekhine masterpiece and write his name on the score. I'm surprised he never thought of it.
|Jan-18-05|| ||aw1988: "Worthless" is not what I would call it, at all. |
|May-07-05|| ||WorldChampeen: Surprisingly, one of the catalog houses sells two volumes of his games; I gather. |
Also, from what I know of Duchamp on Art; his was a questioning of Art or in other words "what is art?"
I believe he is actually a forefather of Dada art; if that can be said, he helped inspire it.
I can do without the "fountain" but in his art, not only do I see the roots of Dadaism; but it is easy to see how more recent artists were influenced by him. A good sumation here; http://www.angelfire.com/art2/rober....
Curiously, https://www.schachversand.de/detail... deals with that second volume of Duchamp's chess career.
|May-18-07|| ||Whitehat1963: Obviously, Duchamp had no fear of Koltanowski's "Knight Ascending a Chessboard."|
|Jul-28-08|| ||Domdaniel: I have declared <chessgames.com> a readymade work of art for Marcel's birthday.|
I might get around to drawing a moustache on it later.
|Dec-01-09|| ||playground player: Was this game in one of Koltanowski's simultaneous blindfolded exhibitions? I wonder if Kolty was at a disadvantage when he could see the board.|
|Apr-02-10|| ||Shams: <Whitehat1963> I wish I'd written that!|
|Oct-10-10|| ||rapidcitychess: Great puns, but too bad the game is not of that quality.|
|Feb-22-11|| ||beenthere240: This was at the chess olympiad. marcel played board 3 for France.|
|Jul-28-11|| ||DrMAL: Wow, Koltanowski was a really good player and Duchamp slaughters him here. Maybe East Indian Defense got it's name because black played facing North a lot? This game was interesting until white got greedy with 15.Nxf8?? Marcel spotted the strongest reply 15...Bd4+ his art is fabulous but his chess was obviously also great. Happy Birthday to him!|
|Nov-28-11|| ||Penguincw: Wow. A quick knockout. So. What's the follow up?
Hmm.16.♔g1 ♗xg2+ 17.♕xg2 ▢ 17...♘xg2 18.♔xg2 ♗xc3 19.bxc3 ♕xd3 with an easy win. Black is up a ♕ and two ♙s for a ♖ and ♘ however the ♘ on f8 is getting ready to fall. c3 and c4 are ready to fall. It's an easy win for black.
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|Jul-19-13|| ||hudapri: <Whitehat1963> :)|
|Jul-28-15|| ||RookFile: Maybe white rushed the e5 break. I sort of like his game after 11. Qd2 and 12. Rae1. Black's b7 bishop seems to be misplaced.|
|Jun-21-17|| ||Vyrak: Marcel Duchamp turned towards chess because he hated the way bourgeois pseudo-intellectuals perverted art. His dream was to kill art|
|Feb-04-18|| ||gpbear: "I blame readymades for starting the trend in modern art where "creativity" becomes more important than having actually achieved something beautiful.|
Even so, Duchamp is definately a decent chess player."
Oh, the irony of someone bemoaning the decline of western civilization while misspelling "definitely" like a third grader...