Alexandre, A. – Weyle 1818

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Alexandre, Aaron    2366 (155) 2/
Weyle    2319 (159) 1/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 1818
End date: 1818
The report in La Régence (p.6) says that Alexandre won 2 out of 3 games against the Automaton (i.e., the Turk), on first going to the exhibition. On p.7, it says that the Automaton was directed by first Mouret, and then Boncourt. Other accounts of the Turk's stay in Paris in 1817-1818 say that it was directed by Boncourt, Weyle and Alexandre. Thus, Alexandre's opponent, when he first went to play the Turk, must have been either Mouret, Weyle or Boncourt. The other accounts do not mention Mouret (who directed the Turk later in London). While I cannot be sure, it seems more likely that Alexandre would have achieved a 2-1 score against Weyle than against Boncourt. Other accounts make it clear that Boncourt was significantly stronger than either Weyle or Alexandre. So I have assumed that Alexandre's opponent was Weyle, and have placed it in 1818, though the Paris exhibition of the Turk began in the autumn of 1817, according to Harkness and Batell (see Levitt, p.44).
   [Reg], vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1851, page 6
   [SZ], vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 1851, page 7

Match information updated: 3 Jun. 2023