Chess in 1781
by Bill Wall

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In 1781, Charles Vezin (1781-1853) was born in Osnabruck, part of the Hannover Electorate. He later moved to Philadelphia and was that city's best chess player in the early 19th century. He conducted an informal chess "school" in the city.

In 1781, Maria Theresa's successor, Joseph II, ordered Kempelen to reburbish the chess automaton, the Turk, for the entertainment of Grand Duke Paul, the future Tsar of Russia.

In 1781, Julius Mendheim (1781-1836) was born. He is considered the first Prussian chess master and pioneer of the Berlin Chess School.

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