Wolfgang von Kempelen
Von Kempelen was played in the 1938 movie The Chess Player (Le Joueur d?checs) by actor Conrad Veidt ? who later played Major Strasser opposite Humphrey Bogart in the film Casablanca? Among those defeated by The Turk was author Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote an essay suggesting that the automaton contained a human player.
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