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A Chess Curiosity
April  2006

 I came across this Chess Curiosity in an article in Craig Pritchett's  The Herald at Chess Scotland. What makes this Chess Curiosity so curious is that it involves the master of Chess Curiosities himself, Tim Krabbé.

In 1961 the famous artist/chess-player Marcel Duchamp played a correspondence consultation game against four members of a Dutch junior chess club. It says the game was commissioned "as the basis for an artwork in an avant garde art exhibition in Amsterdam." Duchamp was 74 at the time. His opponents, besides Tim Krabbé, were H Grimme, H Luuring and future GM Hans Ree. Duchamp won the game with ease.



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