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Ajeeb (Automaton) vs Charles Devide
Eden Musee Exhibition (1888), New York, NY USA
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit (C57)  ·  0-1
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Aug-13-03  mandar: How can a 'GOOD'chessplayer ever take the a free pawn without looking @ his Kingside on 8th move?? THE CORRECT DEFENSE IS PLAYING Rf1.
Aug-13-03  stef21: it was not a free pawn, it was a free knight:-)
Apr-03-05  dac1990: What a strange game played by strange names.
Apr-03-05
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  Benzol: <dac1990> As I've already posted in the Kibitzers Cafe, Ajeeb was an automaton.
Apr-03-05
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  offramp: And his opponent may have been an unnamed cleric.
Apr-03-05  your brilliance: <dac1990: What a strange game played by strange names.> Ajeeb means 'strange' in Urdu. And who can fathom the divine?
Jul-12-05  mymt: it could have tried 5.Bxf7+ Ke7 6.Nxe4 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Kg8? 8.Ng5 Qxg5 9.Qd5#
Feb-05-09  SBC: Charles Devidé - I had forgot the accent ague. BTW, he was also manager of the Columbia Chess Chronicle for a period time.
Apr-01-09
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  whiteshark: <Devide et imperat!>, a Roman maxim.
Apr-01-09
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  beenthere240: Nice mating combo.
Apr-02-09  SBC: .

How odd.
My original posting (when this game had been presented as Ajeeb vs. Divine, showing that Ajeeb's opponent as, in fact, Charles Devide [sans accent, as my later posting indicates]) has been removed.

Oct-13-09
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  FSR: A fun game, ending in a form of Boden's mate.
Mar-25-11  Llawdogg: A nice combination as man finishes off "machine" in an early battle.
Aug-28-12  Abdel Irada: <whiteshark: <Devide et imperat!>, a Roman maxim.>

"Divide et impera," actually.

Aug-30-12  Abdel Irada: <your brilliance: <dac1990: What a strange game played by strange names.> Ajeeb means 'strange' in Urdu. And who can fathom the divine?>

In this case, I think Ajeeb was from the Arabic, in which it means "wonderful."

Sep-03-12
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  jnpope: This game can be found in the Columbia Chess Chronicle, v2n24, 1888.06.16, p189, so it is not from 1890.
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