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RMM-Episode 007: The Turk! The Awe-Inspiring Chess Playing Robot of Bro. Wolfgang von Kempelen

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Rocky Mountain Mason
RMM-Episode 007: The Turk! The Awe-Inspiring Chess Playing Robot of Bro. Wolfgang von Kempelen
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RMM-Episode 007: The Turk! The Awe-Inspiring Chess Playing Robot of Bro. Wolfgang von Kempelen
May 20, 2020
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In this episode, Ben Williams relays the story of one of history's most legendary and ingenious deceptions - Bro. Wolfgang von Kempelen's chess playing automaton. For more than a century, this ingenious illusion - perhaps the fist "cabinet illusion" ever devised - was the talk of Enlightenment court. 

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In this episode, Ben Williams relays the story of one of history's most legendary and ingenious deceptions - Bro. Wolfgang von Kempelen's chess playing automaton. For more than a century, this ingenious illusion - perhaps the fist "cabinet illusion" ever devised - was the talk of Enlightenment court. 

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