Marcel Duchamp and Spiderman

Marcel Duchamp and Spiderman

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Marcel Duchamp and Spiderman

Hi Happy New Year. I’ve got the first issue of this.

The Cover

A wave of chess nerd envy is sweeping across the planet and it’s all aimed at me. With it came this.


A Spiderman Knight. I bet you are salivating down your bum fluff covered chins and very soon I’ll be getting…

Black Queen

Black Bishop

White King

(Greenpawn, Surely you are not going to show the whole set?……………Russ)

No one more, I am setting up a joke.

White Queen

Infact I already have the White Queen, Invisible Woman. Here she is.

Invisible Woman

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The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 157266


(Is that it? A few pictures, one joke and goodbye?...................Russ)

It’s my new years resolution. Do a chess blog with no actual chess in it.

The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 157266



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I need a theme….I see Marcel Duchamp is mentioned in the title, I’ll use that.

I wonder if anyone on here has fallen for the Marcel Duchamp Blunder.

H. Mueller - M. Duchamp The Hague, 1928

Anybody else fallen for that one.?

S. Muehlberg - D. Neukirch, Germany 1963 is just one OTB game that followed the exact same series of moves including the Black resignation. But that is OTB. We want RHP games.

This position has cropped 40 times on RHP

(It does not matter if h6 and Bh4 has been played) and nobody on RHP has played…Ne4.

I cannot believe it. End of theme. This is the kind of trick Duchamp was going for.

chuphone - Augustkim RHP 2011

Basically the Duchamp Theme is Legal’s Mate or The Elephant Trap (a temporary sac of the Queen) in a new setting.

Here is a variation of Legal’s Mate with an uncommon mating pattern. (and a trap worth knowing.)

elsbeth - Lennieboy RHP 2009

jtam - Zaibo9 RHP 2008 has a bit of the Duchamp Theme.
In this instance the White King takes a battering before Black wins back the Queen,

As promised here is the other Zaibo9 game.
Zaibo9 tried this defence 4 times after the above game. He lost all four.

jxd - Zaibo9 2010

So I got a bit of a theme from Duchamp He also gave us this. (it’s art)

Naked Chess

‘Nude Woman Plays Chess’. Which will be the theme of next weeks Blog.
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The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 157266

(Well done greenpawn, a chess blog with no chess in it 🙂…………Russ)

I’ll do the jokes Russ.

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Comments (8)

  • Posted 2168 days 15 hours and 3 minutes ago
    More nudity please. Thx in advance.. 😉
  • Posted 2169 days 11 hours and 49 minutes ago
    No probs eltricky.

    You are right and if they don't ask, they dont learn.

    Bakcward Knight moves have caught me out a few times as well.
  • Posted 2169 days 16 hours and 46 minutes ago
    Yeah, backward knight moves are hard.
  • Posted 2169 days 20 hours and 2 minutes ago
    Standard membereltricky
    Opps, sorry folkes, HS was asking you the question not me
  • Posted 2169 days 20 hours and 4 minutes ago
    Standard membereltricky
    Hi HS, if 9...Ne4 then NxB and white keeps the queen
  • Posted 2169 days 23 hours and 55 minutes ago
    In Mueller-Duchamp, what about 9…Ne4 or other discovery?
  • Posted 2170 days 12 hours and 28 minutes ago
    Hi eltricky

    Good spot, Ill answer in the thread.
  • Posted 2170 days 18 hours and 58 minutes ago
    Standard membereltricky
    Hi GP. Another great blog. I hope one day I will be able to see the traps before they are sprung on me, or maybe spring one or two myself.

    I will always bow to your greater wisdom regarding all matters pertaining to chess.
    In my world you are the master......

    Just one tiny tiny point though, I believe Spiderman is in fact, a knight, as indicated by the picture of a knight on the base. Maybe because of his jumping and leaping abilities, just a stab in dark which is what I may get for spoiling it for you.

    All the best

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