The Chess Biography of Marcel Duchamp - 2 volumes
One of the twentieth centuries 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.
On the Road to Chess Mastery (1926-30). Marcell Duchamp was the world of leading men of 20th century art - such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, George Segal and scores of others. Marcel Duchamp was one of them. In chess Duchamp did not achieve the highest chess goals, but he was a very accomplished player that beat some of the best players of the time and played some very remarkable games. More of a chess biography (as the title states) than just a collection of games, Fiala explains the stories behind the tournaments bringing to life the chess scene of the 1920`s. Nearly 400 games of Duchamps accompanied by full index of tournaments and players.
- Casa editrice Moravian Chess
- Code 4903
- Pagine p. 324 + 450, hardcover