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Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk (Automaton)
"Napoleon Torn Apart" (game of the day Feb-09-08)
Schoenbrunn (1809)  ·  King Pawn Game: Napoleon Attack (C20)  ·  0-1
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Jan-11-10  rich187113: I much prefer the portugese opening to the napoleon attack. But I never really open with e4 I much prefer 1.d4.
Jan-11-10  ChessKnightsOfLondon: Yes, here we see the Turk not falling for Scholars mate as the Napoleon was expecting. Indeed after losing the queen Napoleon may have well resigned.
Mar-16-10  JohnstownChess: @ Riverbeast
Napoleon was not that short. The reason he was said to be 5"5 was because the French measured him when he died, and he was 5"5...in french feet...which are in fact longer then english feet measurement. It was not however translated when reported in England and America. In fact he was 5"9, which is average height today, and a bit above average in his time. Another reason many thought he was short was due to the fact that all of his guards where well over 6 feet tall. So when people saw him at public events, he looked shorter compared to the men around him. So I would say the Turk is shorter.
Mar-17-10  zanshin: Interesting .. I didn't realize Napoleon's height was so controversial:

http://europeanhistory.about.com/od...

Mar-17-10  M.D. Wilson: 5"9? I think not. Many scholars put him at about 5"3, if that. He was considered short, even in his time. But boy, did that little man pack a mean punch!
Mar-17-10  Blunderdome: Interesting that White realized 12. gxh3 was bad because of the knight fork, but then missed the same tactic on the next move. Maybe he didn't realize Black takes the queen with check, denying him time to play gxh4?
Mar-30-10  JohnstownChess: @ M.D. Wilson I was a bit off..they think his height was 5"6.5..which is still taller then the old estimate of 5"3...again..that is because they converted his height incorrectly. in fact, he was slightly taller then the average frenchmen of his day...feel free to look into it :)
May-05-10  renumeratedfrog: Beaten by a machine! Hah-hah!
Aug-16-10  Lil Swine: he used to conquer in chess as well as his empire except both ended with a waterloo
Aug-19-10  Lil Swine: so small a man yet so bold an opening, any player knows you don't bring out your queen as a second move
Aug-19-10  Lil Swine: its a relief he didnt try to conquer turkey as revenge
Aug-19-10  Lokaz: What an embarassing defeat for the once fierce millitary strategist.
Nov-25-11  Penguincw: Wow. Napoleon was slowly being torn apart.
Nov-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: A better pun might have been "Blown apart".
Apr-25-12  ScottWeatherill: 11... Nf3+ looks like a quick finish here
Apr-25-12  andrewjsacks: It certainly is, Scott, and the game goes to show that chess aptitude and savvy military skills are not necessarily both possessed by the same person.
Apr-25-12  Mudphudder: Dude...Napoleon sucks at chess! LOL
Jun-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRpP...

Nov-22-12  bengalcat47: After getting trounced by the Turk Napoleon must have decided that it would be a bad idea to try and invade the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
Nov-22-12  wildrookie: Napoleon was a great general and a great patzer!
Aug-05-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: what di you call a Frenchman who dives unto a granade?

Napeleon Blownaparte.

Aug-06-13  GumboGambit: <During this game, the Turk was operated by Johann Allgaier>

What ??????

Next thing youll say is that theres no Santa Claus!

Aug-09-13  Nina Myers: "Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas."

Napoleon

Nov-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eduardo Bermudez: Napoleon's chess style was not polished
Jul-10-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ke2: Lol so the classic "Scholars Attack" is actually Napoleon's? His strength in the other 2 games on CG seems higher than this terrible game (and refusal to resign). And this game is much more likely to be real than those 2.
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