The Turk - Wikipedia

The Turk - Wikipedia

The Turk was a chess playing machine hoax from the 18th century... and an impressive piece of work.  It fascinated many, including names from history you would know.

The Turk was a chess playing machine hoax from the 18th century... and an impressive piece of work. It fascinated many, including names from history you would know.

#automaton #the Turk The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player (German: Schachtürke, "chess Turk"' Hungarian: A Török), was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century. From 1770 until its destruction by fire in 1854, it was exhibited by various owners as an automaton, though it was exposed in the early 1820s as an elaborate hoax.

#automaton #the Turk The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player (German: Schachtürke, "chess Turk"' Hungarian: A Török), was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century. From 1770 until its destruction by fire in 1854, it was exhibited by various owners as an automaton, though it was exposed in the early 1820s as an elaborate hoax.

#498-502 Hungary - 250th Anniv. of the Recapture of Budapest from the Turks (MLH)

#498-502 Hungary - 250th Anniv. of the Recapture of Budapest from the Turks (MLH)

The Turk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Turk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grand Turk has several excellent beaches, and is unique in the Turks and Caicos in that most of the coast has beach. Find out about Governor's Beach, Cockburn Town Beach, Pillory Beach and more.

Grand Turk has several excellent beaches, and is unique in the Turks and Caicos in that most of the coast has beach. Find out about Governor's Beach, Cockburn Town Beach, Pillory Beach and more.

Think your good at chess?  Then try a game with "The Turk" an Automaton that has never lost a chess match even with the most highly skilled chess masters.

Think your good at chess? Then try a game with "The Turk" an Automaton that has never lost a chess match even with the most highly skilled chess masters.

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