An Indian slave who came out to be one of the greatest chess players.

ZarufIqbal

Here is the link for it hope you like it.

Here is a blog, written by one of my friends.

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ZarufIqbal

The slave's name was Sultan Khan.

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Link

Here is another link

SpartanYoda

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ZarufIqbal

Here is a game of Mir Sultan Khan against a master - Link

SeanBrikey
Cool
ZarufIqbal

Thanks @SeanBrikey

hearwithin

@zarufiqbal, a very popular link you have posted but it is my earnest request to kindly edit the term "slave". User servant instead. Thank you.

ZarufIqbal

Ok, @noxiousfumes.

SeanBrikey
Also why was he released?
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simaginfan

According to his granddaughter he wasn't a servant either. I wrote an article on him a couple of years ago. 

pinkblueecho

Thanks for the information, I´m pleased you have shared this with the forum. Obviously he was a genius and should have been granted the GM title before his death.

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JamieDelarosa

He was not a "slave."  He was a free domestic servant.  Slavery was unlawful in the British Empire.  Looked for Simaginfan's article, but I couldn't find it.

simaginfan

https://www.chess.com/blog/simaginfan/mir-sultan-khan-perhaps-the-greatest-natural-player-of-modern-times   

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JamieDelarosa wrote:

He was not a "slave."  He was a free domestic servant.  Slavery was unlawful in the British Empire.  Looked for Simaginfan's article, but I couldn't find it.

Jamie when asked to wear a mask in public: "That's dehumanizing. I have rights. You can't treat me like an animal! You're a marxist! A fascist!"

Jamie when asked about people who actually had no rights: "Free domestic servant. They should be happy for what they have (God knows it's more than they deserve)."