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7 Marshall Chess Club

Marshall Chess Club

Marshall Chess Club
The Marshall Chess Club here was founded in 1915 by Frank Marshall, who was the US champion at the time. One of the most famous players here over the years was the artist, Marcel Duchamp. He was a very influential artist in the early 20th century, but he was always more interested in ideas in the mind than he was visual representations. So perhaps that’s what made him such an avid chess player. But his first wife wasn’t so impressed. She actually ended up gluing all his chess pieces to the board, although that didn’t stop him becoming more of a chess player than an artist. He pretty much stopped being an artist. But he might not agree with that because he said that not all artists are chess players, but all chess players are artists. It was here in the Marshall Chess Club in 1956 that Bobby Fischer launched into the chess world, and he went on to have an amazing career that cumulated in 1972 with the world championships called the match of the century when he was pitted against the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky. Well, it's hard to imagine today, but all of America was following the lead up to the match and the match itself because it was seen as a kind of battle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Well, Fischer came out triumphant, and although he went a bit do-lally later in life, he's still regarded as one of the world's best chess players ever.
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