|Jul-11-12|| ||Ryuenzo203106: nice game is this new?|
|Jul-11-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Yes. I recently found this in the <New York Spectator> for January 30, 1827, reprinted from the Philadelphia Gazette. Personally, I have the feeling the old Bucket of Bolts went a little easy on the lady.|
|Jul-12-12|| ||Shams: Would this have been a simul exhibition? I would imagine that every game the Turk played was in a sense an exhibition. Can't very well see him shuffling around between boards though either.|
|Jul-12-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Shams> As far as I know, The Turk could only play one-on-one games since the board and pieces were part of the mechanism. Take a look at the portrait on its player page.|
|Jul-13-12|| ||twinlark: There's a wikipedia article that includes commentary about this game: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willia...|
|Jul-13-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <twinlark> "Mrs. Fischer", eh? I'd love to submit that as a correction, but unfortunately she is also referred to as "Mrs. Fisher" in the article with no indication which is correct.|
Here is where I found the game:
I saw "Tuesday, January 30, 1827" and assumed that to be the date of the paper, but apparently it referred to some actions which took place on that date. I am proud, however, of having deciphered the notation correctly!
|Jul-13-12|| ||Calli: Fiske spells the name Fisher: http://books.google.com/books?id=U9...|
IMHO, "Fischer" must be a mistake by the Wiki author. None of the references use that spelling. If you submit a correction, see if they can correct the PGN too. Still "F Mrs" in there.
|Jul-13-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Is someone doing a Wiki edit on that article? If so, I have some suggestions.|
|Jul-13-12|| ||perfidious: <OCF> That article could use a little work.|
|Jul-14-12|| ||Calli: <Fiske spells the name Fisher>|
Well, its not actually Fiske. The Fisher story is part of a long article on the Turk by "G.A." or Professor George Allen. He also wrote the famous book, "The Life of Philidor" http://books.google.com/books?id=Dl... He was a Professor of Greek at University of Penn in Philadelphia and thus, he was close to the story and the people involved with the Turk.