THREE MASTERS OF ART AND CHESS:

The minute we refer to a game or combination as beautiful, we are admitting that chess is an art form.

Z E T T E L M A G A Z I N E

MARCEL DUCHAMP

MAN RAY

SALVADOR DALI

I was in New York back then on the way to play a tournament in North America (probably the Montreal 1979 super-tournament, where Karpov finished tied for first with Mikhail Tal), and was making a series of appearances. The tournament organizers knew about Dalí’s interest in chess and when they learned I was also interested in his work… In general, the result was that our paths simply couldn’t fail to cross in one of the downtown restaurants. — Antoly Karpov, on his meeting with Dalí

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BETWEEN CHESS AND ART SEE:

NABOKOV AND CHESS

MURPHY V. MR. ENDON, FROM “MURPHY” BY SAMUEL BECKETT

…a move in chess doesn’t consist simply in moving a piece in such-and-such a way on the board…” — Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in both Bakersfield and the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Currently, Chris Torres has the ranking of candidate master and serves as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

2 thoughts on “THREE MASTERS OF ART AND CHESS:

  1. Dear Sirs, I would very much like to get in touch with Mr. Arnold T. Rosenberg, the author of beautiful photos of Duchamp playing chess on the glass table. I would need to get the author’s permissions for publishing it in art magazine Artwords (from Ljubljana, Slovenia), since I am going to publish the article that talks also about Duchamp (the article that had been presented this year in Nurmberg on the XIX.th Board Game Colloquium),

    please send me a messagge on my address: Borko Tepina, mail: borko.tepina@guest.arnes.si

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