I know, I know, there was some more attractive match of Duchamp in art history (if you remember the photo)


Marcel Duchamp was really a very good chess player

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The local elementary school, named after Emanuel Lasker, is the only public school in Germany which teaches chess as part of the curriculum, and it had done so since 1823; just as the Ströbeck secondary school, which was closed in 2004, due to too few pupils.

Schachdorf Ströbeck (2015, batgirl in chess.com)

Schachdorf Ströbeck (Wikipedia)
Schachdorf Ströbeck
Lebendschach (Wikipedia)
Human chess (Wikipedia)
Thanks for sharing this! <3

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I felt that it was very close to mate. The problem is if I don’t mate I’m losing,” Carlsen says. “So I was trying to find some middle ground and my time was running out. I don’t know. I was just so nervous, I couldn’t make it happen. It ended up just being nothing.”

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 World CHess Championship

Inizio: venerdì 09 novembre 2018 @ 16:00
Fine: giovedì 29 novembre 2018 @ 0:59
2018 World Chess Championship

GM Magnus Carlsen - GM Fabiano Caruana

Luogo: The College, Southampton Row, Holborn, London, UK
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It must be a nice film, not only for kits.
I've never seen the movie entirely

It is based on the life of prodigy chess player Joshua Waitzkin, played by Pomeranc, and adapted from the book of the same name by Joshua's father Fred.

Searching For Bobby Fischer - final game
diMadhur BehlsuYouTube

Joshua Waitzkin

Searching for Bobby Fischer (Film)
 Kids  Chess
What app?
oh ok, thanks.

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When he was ten, Keymer was on the September 2015 cover of the German chess magazine, Schach Magazin, being hailed as Germany’s greatest talent since Emanuel Lasker.[1]

Vincent Keymer wins GRENKE Chess Open 2018!


Chess Talent: Vincent meets Garry (2015, chessbase.com)
Vincent Keymer (chessgames.com)
Vincent Keymer (Wikipedia)
 Kids  Chess

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The Lewis chessmen (Norwegian: Lewisbrikkene; Scottish Gaelic: Fir-Tàilisg; Scots: Lewis chesmen) or Uig chessmen, named after the bay where they were found,[1] are a group of distinctive 12th-century chess pieces, along with other gaming pieces, most of which are carved from walrus ivory. Discovered in 1831 on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland,[2] they may constitute some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets, although it is not clear if a set as originally made can be assembled from the pieces. When found, the hoard contained 93 artifacts: 78 chess pieces, 14 tablemen and one belt buckle. Today, 82 pieces are owned and usually exhibited by the British Museum in London, and the remaining 11 are at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Lewis chessmen (Wikipedia)
Too much for gambling, too little for science. :-) (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

:-)  With a rainy and foggy day like today it is your only resort

This afternoon.
(By the way, the façade with columns is the rear facade of the Biblioteca Capitolare)
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80th Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Round 7
diTata Steel ChesssuYouTube

Live broadcast of the 80th Tata Steel Chess Tournament with commentary by Yasser Seirawan, Robin van Kampen Eric Hansen, Jan Smeets, Ivan Sokolov, Sipke Ernst, Stefan Kuipers, Fiona Steil-Antoni and Tex de Wit.

Yifan Hou vs Carlsen!

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Wusste ich bisher so nicht.
Ein guter Artikel

Der lange Abstieg einer Legende (2019, taz)

Bobby Fischer verbrachte die letzten Jahre seines Lebens als gebrochener Mann in Island. Erstmals spricht nun der Priester, der ihm den letzten Segen gab.

Bobby Fischer (14th Chess Olympiad, 1960 in Leipzig)

Bobby Fischer

EDIT. Photo update
don't speak no Deutsch, unluckily.... :(
The article reports about the last years of his life on Iceland. A sad story.

@The passed pawn Inn+ My father had an African friend when I was a kid, I think his name as Shaikh, like the title. I am not sure about this, but I believe the chessboard was made by Shaikh's brother. I think it was a gift, but I will have to ask my dad - maybe he bought it. He passed it on to my youngest a couple of years ago. It is made of marble, yet the pieces are soft to the touch. I love this board. :heart:

Looks beautiful.
Thank you!
Casually, few days ago I've discovered the digital library of the Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek

Schachbrett mit Figuren in steirischer Tracht
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Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov vs Oleg L Chernikov
White to move. Last: 11...Bf6


Till circa one month ago I've never heared of this straordinary chessplayer Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov

You can find the story and the solution of this incredible game in the first 2:13min of this video

diHumboldt ChessLyfesuYouTube
Really impressed by his life and chess style!. But most of all, I need a course to learn to pronounce his surname ;)
Indeed, it's really a tongue twister for experts :-)
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Murray Head - Pity The Child "From CHESS" (1984)
by ChessVEVO on YouTube

From the album CHESS THE ORIGINAL RECORDING by Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus.

Chess (musical)
 Kids  Music  Chess
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I am four pints in, so expect genious. ;-) Black Pawn at D3 can move "safely" to D2, because Bishop at H6 protects the black pawn from white Knight at C4. If black Pawn at D3 reaches D1 it is promoted to officer, Knight, Bishop, Rock or Queen.
I think the promotion to officer is the strongest