1911Marcel Duchamp . Study for Portrait of Chess Players (1911)

1.Cf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3 Cf6 4.d4 Bf5 5.Cc3 e6 6.Bd3 BxBd3 7.DxBd3 Cbd7 8.O-O Bd6 9.e4 dxe4 10.Cxe4 CxCe4 11.DxCe4 Cf6 12.Dh4 O-O 13.Bg5 Be7 14.Tfd1 Db6 15.b3 h6 16.Td3 Tfe8 17.Bxh6 gxBh6 18.Dxh6 Cg4 19.Dh5 Cf6 20.Dg5+ (1-0)

Marcel Duchamp / Georges Renaud (Nice, 1927)


1950-134-62-pmaMarcel Duchamp . The King and Queen Traversed by Swift Nudes at High Speed (1912)

1.d4 d5 2.Cf3 Cf6 3.c4 e6 4.Cc3 b6 5.cxd5 Cxd5 6.Bd2 Ba6 7.Ce5 CxCc3 8.BxCc3 f6 9.e3 fxCe5 10.BxBa6 CxBa6 11.Da4+ Dd7 12.DxCa6 Be7 13.dxe5 O-O 14.O-O c5 15.Tad1 Dc7 16.Dc4 Dc6 17.a4 Tad8 18.f4 TxTd1 19.TxTd1 g6 20.Td6 BxTd6 21.Dxe6+ Tf7 22.exBd6 Dd7 23.De5 (1-0)

Marcel Duchamp / E. H. Smith (Taça Philidor, 1928)


marcel-duchamp-pipe-1944Marcel Duchamp . Pipe (1944)

“As for chess? Great, Great! I played a lot in simultaneous matches that Marshall held, playing on 12 boards at a time. And I won my match 2 times. I’ve made enormous progress and I work like a slave. Not that I have any chance of becoming champion of France, but I will have the pleasure of being able to play almost any player, in a year or two. Naturally this is the part of my life that I enjoy most. This winter I will be on Marshall’s team (his 8 best players) against the other N.Y. teams. Just as I had already done last winter – but this time I’m hoping to win a few games (wich I didn’t then) – I am crazy about it.”

M. Duchamp to Jean Crotti and Suzanne Duchamp, October 20, 1920 (Selected Correspondence)