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Chess Biography Of Marcel Duchamp: Vol. 1 1887-1925

Chess Biography Of Marcel Duchamp: Vol. 1 1887-1925

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Product type: Printed book

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Vlastimil Fiala

One of the twentieth century's great artists, Marcel Duchamp was no mean chess player, achieving the title of French Master.

This book concentrates exclusively on Duchamp's chess career, documenting his chess activities in Argentina, USA, Belgium and France. However, much of the content outlines the chess events taking place at the time Duchamp was present and involving the clubs with which he was connected even though he did not necessarily play in these events. As a result there are a large number of games featuring Capablanca, Marshall, Colle, Reshevsky and other, less famous, contemporary players although a sprinkling of Duchamp games survive. In particular his performances in the French Championships of 1924 and 1925 and in the Chess Olympiad 1924 are fully covered.

In summary, this book should be seen as a history of club, league and tournament chess in the above countries as well as a chess biography of Duchamp. The author was commissioned by chess sponsor and Duchamp admirer Bessel Kok to write this work which will comprise two volumes when complete. Includes an index of players and openings as well as a full bibliography.

Published 2002, hardback, 324 pages.


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