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Marcel Duchamp's Problem

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1


    In 1943, M. Duchamp posed a "problem with no solution". From the initial position, the following moves are suggested by Larry Evans (on http://www.toutfait.com/articals.php?id=47066, the article is written by Francis Naumann).

    But there is one different proposal because of Black's sixth move.
    But there is another possibility for White to continue after Black's ...Rg8:

    By the end of the article, the author writes: "Duchamp has given us, in effect, a problem with no solution."

    Do you agree?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2


    no, there is an answer for sure

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3


    In a short while the endgame tablebase for the endgames with these pieces will be done. So wait like 2 year to get a definate answer.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4


    flip the board  - g5 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5


    He had a very strange idea of what constituted a fountain.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #6


    Using Houdini 4 at a depth of 32, this is a drawn endgame. I was really hoping for some trick that Marcel may have hidden from people, but that is not the case. 

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