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Turk (the), Chess Automaton

Turk (the), Chess Automaton

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Gerald M Levitt
A richly detailed and illustrated account of the 18th century chess playing "machine" which was, in reality, operated by a succession of human players. This fact was, amazingly, kept hidden for decades in spite of the operative having to play chess, move the complex machinery and sit in a hot, confined space for hours. This book contains extensive analysis of the hidden operation of the Turk as well as detailed discussion of the surrounding literature. Many Turk games are included along with other games known to have been played elsewhere by the Turk's operators. A superbly researched and produced book.
Published 2000, hardback, 258 pages.

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