the central figure came into action with assistance of Kempelen’s
servant Anthon (splendidly played by the actor Heiko Grosche- a well-known
interpreter of Morgenstern) – this will be shown by several
curtain opens, the game will start ...
actor Heiko Grosche as servant Anthon assists the "Turk"
with the following game.
Barz of the Paderborn chess club is sceptically looking at the wild
position of the King’s Gambit.
spectators are watching very intently, among them also our webmaster
Dr. Ralf Binnewirtz.
the chess content of the presented game it was more a good joke
drawn game against the first chairman of the Paderborn Chess Club "Blauer
Springer 1926", Mr. Michael W. Barz  seemed a bit "artificial"
but after all the human being met a "Wiedergänger"  of
that machine which is supposed to have inspired Cartwright when building
his mechanical loom and also Babbage to the conception of his mechanical
the year 1770 the "Turk" played his first game before Maria Theresa’s
very eyes, in 1854 it burned - after a continuous tour all over Europe and
the USA - somewhat dusty and forgotten at the (Chinese) Museum in Philadelphia.
The inner workings of the chess playing machine were one of the most protected
secrets in those days – no philosopher of the Enlightenment, neither
the concentrated shrewdness of the Paris Academy (1783) nor Edgar Allan
Poe who had observed the Turk in 1835 saw through the brilliant conception
of Wolfgang von Kempelen.
 Unfortunately we have to inform you that Michael
Wolfgang Barz was killed in a motorbike accident in August 2004,
he was only 41 years old.
(RJB, in January, 2005)
"Wiedergänger" = restless ghost of a dead person; an exact
English translation seems to be missing, see for example this forum.