Marcel Duchamp's Problem

  • 5 anni fa · Cita · #1


    In 1943, M. Duchamp posed a "problem with no solution". From the initial position, the following moves are suggested by Larry Evans (on, 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?

  • 5 anni fa · Cita · #2


    no, there is an answer for sure

  • 5 anni fa · Cita · #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.

  • 3 anni fa · Cita · #4


    flip the board  - g5 


    nope still a draw   damn rook endings!

  • 3 anni fa · Cita · #5


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

  • 15 mesi fa · Cita · #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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