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Marcel Duchamp

28.7.1887 - 2.10.1968

Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art and Dada. Duchamp has had an immense impact on twentieth-century and twenty first-century art. Duchamp was also strong chess-player. He was a competitor of many chess tournaments in Belgium, France and the United States, he took part in four French championships (1924-1928), four chess Olympiads (1928-1933) and he also played in several minor chess tournaments. He won the championship of Paris in 1932, later played in a few correspondence tournaments. In 1932, Duchamp with chess theorist Vitaly Halberstadt, published L'opposition et cases conjuguées sont réconciliées. In June, 1942 he settled permanently in New York to avoid the hardships of World War II in Europe.

After World War II. he played repeatedly tournaments of the New York Chess Association championships (preliminaries tournaments) and he was member of the London Terrace Chess Club.

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