Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Charles Moehle
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1880 to 1890
Overall record: +12 -5 =4 (66.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Repertoire Explorer
Most played openings
C29 Vienna Gambit (2 games)
A80 Dutch (2 games)
C70 Ruy Lopez (2 games)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Charles Moehle
Search Google for Charles Moehle

(born Nov-26-1859, died Mar-27-1898, 38 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]

Charles Adolphus Moehle (Möhle, Mohle), son of Adolph Moehle.

Moehle was born in Hoboken, N. J., November 26, 1859, and began to play chess at the age of 16. He soon became master of this fascinating game and distinguished himself in a number of tournaments with professional chess players. He carried off numerous prizes, and is at present considered the best "blind" player in this country.(1)

In 1888 he played at the St. Paul Chess, Checker and Whist Club, blindfolded, ten games of chess simultaneously against as many players. He only lost two of the games. On another occasion he simultaneously played a game of chess, a game of checkers and a game of cards, and won them all.(1)

(1) Cincinnati Tribune, 1895.10.01, p4

Wikipedia article: Charles Moehle

Last updated: 2022-04-10 22:49:33

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Moehle vs J S Ryan 1-05618805th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
2. J S Ryan vs C Moehle  0-15018805th American Chess CongressA84 Dutch
3. C Moehle vs A Cohnfeld  1-05218805th American Chess CongressC29 Vienna Gambit
4. A Cohnfeld vs C Moehle  0-16318805th American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
5. A Sellman vs C Moehle  1-05018805th American Chess CongressB40 Sicilian
6. C Moehle vs A Sellman  ½-½6618805th American Chess CongressC14 French, Classical
7. P Ware vs C Moehle 0-15318805th American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
8. C Moehle vs P Ware 1-02418805th American Chess CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. C Moehle vs J Grundy  ½-½2818805th American Chess CongressC25 Vienna
10. J Grundy vs C Moehle  ½-½6118805th American Chess CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
11. C Moehle vs Mackenzie 0-13218805th American Chess CongressC48 Four Knights
12. Mackenzie vs C Moehle 0-13618805th American Chess CongressA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
13. C Moehle vs E Delmar 0-16518805th American Chess CongressC46 Three Knights
14. E Delmar vs C Moehle  0-15418805th American Chess CongressB20 Sicilian
15. J Congdon vs C Moehle  0-14918805th American Chess CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
16. C Moehle vs J Congdon  1-05418805th American Chess CongressB01 Scandinavian
17. M Judd vs C Moehle 0-16118805th American Chess CongressB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. C Moehle vs M Judd  ½-½7918805th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
19. C Moehle vs Zukertort  0-1361884Office Men's Club, Casual GameC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. W Pollock vs C Moehle 1-0281890MatchC29 Vienna Gambit
21. C Moehle vs W Pollock  1-0321890MatchC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Moehle wins | Moehle loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is an excerpt from an article in the "Brooklyn Eagle", dated 16 September 1888, about Moehle's role as the human operator of the automaton "Ajeeb":

"The gentleman who plays chess in the automaton box, and who is known as Ajeeb is Mr Charles A Moehle, of St Paul, Minnesota, and he stood fourth in last week's Cincinatti tourney. His task in representing the automaton figure at the Eden Musee, is a very difficult one, inasmuch as he is cooped up within a wax figure and its draperies, divested of most of his clothing, without a chance to stretch himself, and for three hours twice a day, with only a partial view of the chess board before him, and that obtained only through a masked peep hole."

May-18-14  GumboGambit: <GrahamClayton>

Holy Moehle! What a story!

May-19-17  zanzibar: <NY Herald Tribune 1898-04-10 pB4>

<Chess-players will regret to learn that the well-known expert, Charles H. Moehle, died at Cincinati the other day. New-Yorkers may remember Moehle as one of the strongest Metropolitan players. In the fifth American chess congress he received the second prize, the first being taken by the late Captain Mackenzie.>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC