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Hans Mueller vs Marcel Duchamp
Den Haag ol (1928), The Hague NED, rd 16, Aug-03
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation General (A28)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
May-23-05  mynameisrandy: Mueller really slapped a mustache on Duchamp's combination.
Jul-30-05  Nicholson: I love Duchamp's work as an artist (if that's the term one applies to Dada's "father"), but I can only assume that he was drunk during this game.
Jul-18-07  t3hPolak: Ouch.
Mar-15-09  WhiteRook48: Du, you're the Champ!
Mar-25-09  TheKingOfSpades: Quick and fast,
Duchamp taking a quick beating!
Sep-16-09  WhiteRook48: he makes Duchamp look like a patzer
Oct-18-09  antharis: Hmm, I guess Duchamp saw only the variation:
8. Bxd8 Nxc3
9. bxc3 Bxc3+
10. Qd2 Bxd2+
11. Kxd2 Kxd8
after which black is indeed one pawn ahead. 9. Nxc6! is the in-between move that refutes the combination.
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  GrahamClayton: <antharis>Hmm, I guess Duchamp saw only the variation: 8. Bxd8 Nxc3
9. bxc3 Bxc3+
10. Qd2 Bxd2+
11. Kxd2 Kxd8
after which black is indeed one pawn ahead. 9. Nxc6! is the in-between move that refutes the combination.

Duchamp probably analysed 9.♕d3 ♘e4+ 10.♔d1 ♘f2+ and 9.♕b3 ♘d4 10.♕b4 ♘c2+, but as you said,9.♘c6 is the spanner in the works.

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