Marx the Chess player

Alex Trotter uburoi at panix.com
Sat Feb 3 09:53:31 MST 1996


Following is the only surviving recorded chess game of Karl Marx. Does it 
belong on this list? "Nothing human is alien to me."

Muzio Gambit

White: Karl Marx
Black: Meyer

1. e4 e5  2. f4 exf4  3. Nf3 g5  4. Bc4 g4  5. O-O gxf3  6.Qxf3 Qf6  7. 
e5 Qxe5  8. d3 Bh6  9. Nc3 Ne7  10. Bd2 Nbc6  11. Rae1 Qf5  12. Nd5 Kd8  
13. Bc3 Rg8  14. Bf6 Bg5  15. Bxg5 Qxg5  16. Nxf4 Ne5  17. Qe4 d6  18. h4 
Qg4  19. Bxf7 Rf8  20. Bh5 Qg7  21. d4 N5c6  22. c3 a5  23. Ne6+ Bxe6  
24. Rxf8+ Qxf8  25. Qxe6 Ra6  26. Rf1 Qg7  27. Bg4 Nb8  28. Rf7 Resigns.

 From *Karl Marx Plays Chess and Other Reports on the World's Oldest 
Game* by Andrew Soltis, David McKay Co., 1991

Take a walk on the ludic side.


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