Mouret, J.F. – Mercier, F. 1820

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Mouret, Jacques    2473 (122) 1.5/
Mercier, Francis    2005 (188) 0.5/
  Mouret, Jacques gave odds of pawn and move
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1820
End date: 1820
Mouret played these games as operator of the Turk. Hunneman's book (1820) claims only that the games he published are a selection. However, it is likely that for the period in which he recorded games, he recorded all the games played by the strong players against the Turk. Thus, I am guessing that this is a complete result for the period of 1820 over which Hunneman was recording games. Game 7 in Hunneman's book has the player listed only as 'Mr. *****', but Walker identifies the player as 'Mr. M**c**r', which is pretty clearly meant to be 'Mercier'. However, Levitt identifies the player in game 7 as 'Mesire'. I have assumed Walker is correct here.
   Hunneman, Selection of Games by the Automaton, page 7
   Levitt, The Turk, Chess Automaton, page 51
   Walker, Chess Studies, page 59