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The Modern Defence (Contemporary Chess Openings)

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The Modern Defence examines the most advanced and sophisticated defence systems available to Black. The common strategy of these systems is the rapid undermining and destruction of White's traditionally imposing pawn centre. These systems have been employed with success by such specialists in the art of active defence as Botvinnik, Hort, Hubner, Ivkov and Korchnoi, and for ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published 1972 by B. T. Batsford Limited
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Aug 03, 2010 Manny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The legendary Marcel Duchamp is best remembered as a Dadaist/Surrealist artist. If you look him up on Wikipedia, the first thing you see is this famous sculpture:


which certainly annoyed plenty of people when it was exhibited in 1917.

As well as being an artist, Duchamp was a strong chessplayer who represented his country in the Chess Olympiad (world chess team championship) more than once. It didn't actually happen, but I wonder whether he sometimes wished that he'd also invented the Modern Defen
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