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The Turk was one of the greatest hoaxes of all time. Built in 1770, the Playing , nicknamed The Turk, was said to be a machine that could best any man at chess. While in fact, The Turk was an elaborate mechanical illusion that swindled people on both sides of the Atlantic for nearly 100 years before being destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1854. The Turk's victims included both Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin. Edgar Allen Poe even tried to debunk the machine, but was wrong with several of his assertions.
As most players know, the Fool's Mate represents the fastest possible checkmate in the game of chess.
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