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lexherman 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Napoleon and chess For those interested in history, Napoleon, Stategy and chess...take a look at my profile.Hope you like it.
soikins 6 ( +1 | -1 )
It's great Napoleon was one heroes in my teens, when war history was my hobby.
blackbaron 12 ( +1 | -1 )
what strategy did he have in mind when attacking moscow in winter then...some kind of mad gambit?
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maca 57 ( +1 | -1 )
Napoleon I read an interesting story from one book. It told about a game Napoleon had played against so-called chess machine or chess computer. It wasn't real, of course; there was a small-sized player hidden inside, who moved the pieces via magnets. Of course, Napoleon lost, becouse the "computer" was really a master player of that time.

Has anyone else heard about this? Does someone know the other players name?

MaCa
episode 41 ( +1 | -1 )
Lex very interesting Lex!
I know of a place where you can see one of Napoleon's chessboard. It's in "le chateau de Clairvaux" in France. I tried once to go but it was closed unfortunately... For those interested, here is a link of the international chess museum (in french). Napoleon's chessboard is in front of Nelson's...

www.nao-cc.com/naocc/histoire/musee/musee.htm

greg
skeeterss0 31 ( +1 | -1 )
The Turk Maca, you are talking about "the turk". Here you can read up about the turk. There is a lot of info on the net about the turk and even some of the turks games are kept in many databases:

www.bcf.org.uk/articles/may2001/turkjv.htm
soikins 18 ( +1 | -1 )
Algaer was his name, maca. He was one of the stronges chess players in Germany (Austrian Empire back then) of that time. The game score is in all the big databases. Poor Napoleon was smashed.
crazycanuck 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Napoleon wasn't...... considered a good chess player by his peers! He may of had his moment in history but I don't think he was a very good general either, IMHO.
aqeel 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Nice point black barun :-) But Napolean was a fan of chess...
lexherman 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Blitzkrieg I am busy right now with an article about blitzkrieg.....be patient i'll let you know when it is finished...for those interested in history-strategy of warfare...and chess....
mate_you_in_fifty 16 ( +1 | -1 )
skeeterss0 Unfortunately the link doesn't work. I would be really interested to see the Turk's games though:) I wonder what their games were like.
episode 8 ( +1 | -1 )
mate_you_in_fifty If you copy the link in your browser, it works.
it seems to be a small bug...

greg
skeeterss0 27 ( +1 | -1 )
The turk vs nepoleon here is a link where you can play through the turks game with napoleon

www.queensac.com/chessstamps/turk/turk.htm

hope this link works
skeeterss0 44 ( +1 | -1 )
nepoleon a cheat??? something I found on a site about the Turk:

Allegedly, in the course of one of the games between Bonaparte and The Turk, Bonaparte had started making illegal chess moves. In a mechanical sort of gesture, The Turk's hand had corrected the emperor's moves twice. As soon as Bonaparte had moved the same piece to the same illegal position for the third time, The Turk machine allegedly sent the chess pieces flying off the board...