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Marcel Duchamp vs Victor Kahn
Paris prel-7 (1924), Paris FRA, rd 2, Jul-??
English Opening: Symmetrical. Duchamp Variation (A38)  ·  0-1


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Feb-04-18  gpbear: It's an honor to be the first person to comment on this artistic masterpiece.
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  keypusher: <gpbear: It's an honor to be the first person to comment on this artistic masterpiece.>

40.Qh4 is a bizarre own goal. Good thing that chess is much purer than art in its social position or I'd suspect White was paid off.

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  saffuna: No need to pay me off to make a move like that.
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  beenthere240: Nothing wrong with Qh4. You just have to play 40. Bf3 first. I suspect Marcel just tired and missed the rook intrusion. But I'm assuming the word "artistic" in the first comment is facetious.
Feb-04-18  gpbear: Not being facetious, this was the debut of the Duchamp variation. After 9 moves, it still maintains its symmetry, it's not every day you see a position like this in tournament. It's an absurd, Duchampian position.
Feb-04-18  Granny O Doul: I didn't understand White's previous Qh4, on move 31. Why allow Black to trade down there, when you may play the threatening 31. Ng5? If ...f6 then, there is 32. Rh7+ Kf8 33. Bd5 where if ...fg then 34. Qe5 Nf6 35. Rf7+ while 33...Qd6 gives you 34. Rh8 Kg7 (...e6 35. Ne6+) 35. Qxd6 ed 36. Rh7+ Kf8 37. Rf7+ Ke8 38. Nh7, where Black is helpless.
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  OhioChessFan: 17. Qc2 is the move I don't get.
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