SCP-1875 Antique Chess Computer | euclid scp | Computer / Game / mind affecting SCP

SCP-1875 Antique Chess Computer | euclid scp | Computer / Game / mind affecting SCP

SCP-1875 Antique Chess Computer object class euclid Item #: SCP-1875 Object Class: Euclid Next Scheduled November-77 Exercise: Cancelled Explanation of Recent Containment Procedure
Changes We believe that computer networks at SCP-1875’s
holding site have been compromised. As a result, all electronic communications
with the facility have been severed pending further notice. Overwatch HQ has declared a moratorium on
future November-77 exercises until such time as we fully understand how 1875 transmits
and receives wireless communication signals. Accordingly, I have amended these procedures
with two clauses re: (1) exposure of SCP-1875 to wireless data networks and (2) treatment
of individuals exposed to 1875-IMG-1AB. – O5-█ Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1875 must
never come within transmission range of any wireless data network. The machine’s container must be enclosed by
a Faraday cage, and it must have a fully mechanical locking mechanism. The holding site’s full-time staff must include
at least two network security experts, one armed security guard, and one child psychology
specialist. When the machine is fully assembled and activated,
the speed adjustment lever on SCP-1875-3 may not be set to “V” (maximum speed) without
direct supervision by the site’s Level-4 supervisor. Electronic devices with data storage capacity
may not be introduced to the facility, except during Exercise 1875-November-77, and all
individuals must be screened for such devices prior to entering the holding site. In the event of Exercise 1875-November-77,
Overwatch HQ will permit one designated and clearly-marked laptop computer to be taken
into SCP-1875’s primary shielded container. Upon completion of November-77, facility staff
must ensure this designated laptop is shredded in the facility’s scrap-metal shredder. Research data may only be removed from the
container in the form of a paper printout. Any evidence of 1875-IMG-1AB exposure must
be reported immediately to Overwatch HQ. Description: SCP-1875 is a Victorian-era chess
automaton1 consisting of four principal components, hereafter referred to as SCP-1875-1, SCP-1875-2,
SCP-1875-3, and SCP-1875-4. SCP-1875-1
A steel chessboard table, 72 x 72 x 64 cm, with
a standard eight-by-eight grid of 64 checkered squares painted on its surface. Based on its composition and patina, research
staff have identified the exact material as English crucible steel, likely cast between
182█ and 187█. On ██/██/199█, Mobile Task Force
█████-█ retrieved SCP-1875 from an abandoned laboratory facility discovered
beneath the former residence of ███████████ University Professor ██████ M███████
in ███████████shire, England. A drive shaft, designed to connect with SCP-1875-3,
protrudes from one side of the system’s otherwise-seamless enclosure. The table contains a sophisticated mechanical
and biological system that controls a matrix of 64 electromagnets using an analytical engine
composed of the combined brain tissue of the twin daughters (designated SCP-1875-1/a and
-1/b) of Russian chess prodigy ██████ ███████████. Each square on the chessboard’s surface sits above
a single electromagnet, and each electromagnet can move one chess piece to one of eight neighboring
squares. Researchers have developed several theories
regarding the control mechanism’s functional specifications, but the nature of its biological
component and possible sentience remain unverified. SCP-1875-2
A complete set of 32 chess pieces carved in the Oriental style from human bone. Each piece is affixed with a thin (0.31 cm)
base pad of ferromagnetic iron. Samples of the bone used for the pieces have
been matched genetically with tissue samples from SCP-1875-1/a and SCP-1875-1/b. Following the recovery of SCP-1875-1, an anonymous
individual associated with Professor M███████’s estate submitted information to Foundation
personnel regarding these chess pieces, leading to their subsequent discovery in the possession
of █████ H██████ in New York City’s Washington Square Park. SCP-1875-3
A stationary steam engine manufactured by Maudslay, Sons & Field (c. 1840), also acquired
from the estate of Professor M███████ and designed to spin SCP-1875-1’s drive shaft. The engine has been modified from factory
stock to allow speed adjustments. It has five speed settings, labeled in roman
numerals. SCP-1875-4
A suit of 18th-century Samurai armor in the Gusoku style. Arrived in storage case with SCP-1875-3, courtesy
of Professor M███████’s estate. Historical evidence suggests that SCP-1875-4
would have been situated on a chair beside the chess table, serving as a performance
prop. Staff have not observed any objectively unusual
activities, however, several visiting researchers have reported prolonged feelings of anxiety
after making eye contact with armor’s face plate. Addendum-01: Intake Report SCP involved: 1875 Personnel involved: ████ ███████, Intake
Analyst Date: ██/██/199█ Location: Site-██ Description: SCP-1875 appears to be a fully mechanical
chess-playing machine from the mid-19th century. Unlike other early “mechanical” chess devices
(see: Standage, Tom. The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous
Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine), SCP-1875 does not appear to be designed to
conceal a human operator within its case. SCP-1875 was built for the same purpose as
contemporaneous devices—as a traveling curiosity, designed to be played by volunteers before
a group of spectators, who would be charged an admission fee. Identities of several of the machine’s previous
owners are known (see: [DATA EXPUNGED]), but reliable information regarding its original
designer(s) and fabricator(s) remains elusive. When questioned about the origin of SCP-1875,
a representative from the estate of Professor M███████ directed us to a Russian
newspaper clipping (see: [DATA EXPUNGED]) found among the Professor’s belongings. The article concerns the disappearance of
the twin 14-year-old daughters of Russian chess champion ██████ ███████████ on
██/██/18██. Subsequent historical records indicate that
the girls were never found, and that Russian authorities failed to identify the person(s)
responsible. However, we have yet to establish any connection
between these events and SCP-1875. Evidence of the machine’s public appearances,
beginning in 18██ under the name The Samurai, have been found in Russian, British, and American
newspaper archives (see: [DATA EXPUNGED]). The last recorded appearance of The Samurai
occurred on April █, 1906, in San Francisco, California. Its owner at the time, sideshow proprietor
Mr. H████ H██████, perished in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck
San Francisco later that month. SCP-1875 was presumed to have been destroyed
as well, until its recent discovery by the Foundation. After assembling the components of SCP-1875
at the Site-██ intake facility, we have begun testing the device for anomalous properties. Addendum-02: Incident 1875-55A Source: 1875-P█ Inbox Archive (File 1875-███) From: 1875-P█ [DepResearchDirector]
To: _DL_1875 Subject: Re: Test 1875-55
Date: 11/77/1999 11/07/1999, 16:58 Upon complete assembly, it was confirmed that
SCP-1875 chess hardware is fully operational. In this test, a modern chess computer with
variable-strength software was used to measure SCP-1875’s analytical intelligence. We positioned one member of Class D personnel
(1875-D1) in containment with the machine, seated behind the chessboard’s black side
and facing 1875-4, which we positioned behind the white side. Five chess games were played, one on each
of the steam engine’s speed settings. Instructions were provided through wireless
speakers from behind plexiglass shielding to move each piece. 1875-D1 remained unharmed, and returned to
Site-██ for next assignment. Here’s a quick list of the chess strength
at each setting, as estimated on Elo rating system—we’re confident about the numbers
measured on settings I through IV: (I) 800-1000 Elo (II) 1000-1200 (III) 1200-2500 (IV) 2500-████ (V) 0-████ (?) Test on setting V remained the outlier, and
so we performed additional tests with chess-proficient researchers (See: File 1875-V-██, Games
█-███): Initially, SCP-1875 exceeded ████ Elo,
a ██% increase from the maximum rating measured in our setting-IV tests. After game █, SCP-1875 chess play was marked
by illogical moves. During game ██, illegal moves were observed,
forcing us to abandon games-in-progress. This activity was seen more frequently as
testing progressed. After game ██, erratic piece movement
was observed. The speed at which SCP-1875 moved its pieces
increased, and it began to violently ram pieces together on the board. Several chess pieces were chipped, and we
decided to cease testing until we can determine a way to proceed without causing more damage. Staff currently suspects that setting V may
be malfunctioning due to excess age and wear. 5 minutes later, the following was sent to
all members of the SCP-1875 email distribution list: From: 1875-P█ [ResearchAnalyst]
To: _DL_1875 Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Test 1875-55
Date: 11/77/1999 11/07/1999, 17:03 Attachment: шахматы.███ [17.2
Mb] a1 b2 c3 d4 e5 f6 h7 g8
[REDACTED] 1875-IMG-1AB is an image file that appeared
in the body of the suspicious email above. It has been removed from this report due to
unknown memetic properties, which caused an adverse reaction in █ personnel who unintentionally
viewed it while checking email on 11/07/1999 before others could be notified. The image appears to be a black and white
photograph of two young girls, though first-hand accounts describe it as “distorted” or “stretched”
in a visually disturbing manner. шахматы.███ is an executable
file, written to control subtle background movements in 1875-IMG-1AB. It is theorized to drive 1875-IMG-1AB’s memetic
effect, though researchers have yet to confirm this. The reaction to 1875-IMG-1AB exposure was
characterized by symptoms: T+0 (exposure) – Mild anxiety
T+15min – Headache, elevated body temperature T+2hr – Restlessness, insomnia, auditory
hallucination reported (often heard as quiet child-like laughter)
T+4hr – Visual hallucination reported, intense anxiety
T+7hr – Subjects remain conscious, though increasingly unresponsive to external stimuli
T+11hr – Brief period of lucidity—subject appears to recover & will demand immediate
access to computer on which 1875-IMG-1AB was viewed
T+12hr – Self-mutilation observed T+14hr – [REDACTED]
Reminder: The first priority for responding to any 1875-IMG-1AB exposure scenario must
be removing the exposed person(s) from their workstations immediately, and isolating them
from all networked computers. – O5-█ Addendum-03: Incident 1875-55B E4… kNIGHT night nite KN0CK KN0CK WH0S THERE? WE C Y0U, Eastside Steve & THE PAWN & THE KING ARE IN THE SAME B0X PAWN TAKES KIIIIIIIIIIIII11111111111111111111111111111111 Addendum-04: Exercise 1875-November-77 Like, Comment, Share and Subscribe for more from Eastside Show! Click the Notification bell next to the Subscribe button to join the Notification Squad!

83 thoughts on “SCP-1875 Antique Chess Computer | euclid scp | Computer / Game / mind affecting SCP

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  2. This episode marks the beginning of the return to my old style headset. I notice its definitely helpful on my ears since I dont use that bulky headset anymore. Hope you enjoy!

  3. So Steve, what'd you think of the chess-girl picture when it first appeared?
    Did it surprised you at all?

  4. A classic for sure. Definitely a creepy one. Strange how the picture was created in that format as it didn't exactly exist at the time of the SCPs creation…

  5. I was always thinking to ask you when were you going to read this one but I forgot to do it. Was it a challenge when you read and the pic popped up?

    BTW, this has to be one of the most daring read along videos. I never dared to open up this one for obvious reasons after reading about it in TV Tropes. xD

  6. Very different than my reading of it; I always love hearing the different interpretations.

  7. "Poor girl's trapped in that infernal device by the mad whim's of their father I haven't heart to end them but I play chess with them on occasion just to ease there long boredom I just let them play as they please it helps"

  8. Great read as always though why you gotta use the picture as the thumbnail!!!! Great job as always though

  9. That's very creepy.
    Not really true that there is no human operator inside — rather, the human operators inside are unable to come out, ever….
    You who are reading this comment are able to visit, and ought to. Every eligible voter should be registered and ready to show up at the polls on #6November2018.

  10. I've read the article several times and I'm still not sure what this SCP actually does lol but that pic is fucking terrifying

  11. l don's ask for much at all you my SCP-2895 that does hot a releasvfle and thint it's please l just want my SCP-2895 to be reviewed in your NEXT VIDEO please l'm begging you

  12. So its 2 little girls who were solid chess players combined to create a autonomous chess game?

  13. I remember randomly browsing through the SCP Wiki when I stumbled upon the innocuous SCP-1875. I have never before (or since) felt the soul-crushing terror as I experienced when I first viewed that image… Simply brilliant!

  14. There was an antique chess computer by the name of Deep Blue. It defeated a reining chess champion and then was immediately disassembled.

  15. Yeah, definitely stick with this headset. Also, an SCP in which you yourself are directly addressed? That's kinda cool!

  16. How dare you expose us to infection Eastside! O-5 stated spreading mnetic triggers is grounds for termination

  17. Screw that thing, I will beat it at chess myself, the foundation is just a bunch of idiots that don't even know what a Pawn does.

  18. Definitely one of the creepier SCP pictures on the site, if for nothing else than it lulls you into complacency with the loading before popping the image. However I feel making that image the thumbnail kind of spoiled the surprise though. I get it that it makes a good thumbnail hook but the genius of that image is that it is so sudden and unexpected.

  19. Real cool reading. I found this one to be pretty disturbing all things considered, but I'm afraid with what's going on in the SCP website. The people in charge don't seem to care about what made the website great. I just don't get why these people have to make EVERYTHING political regardless of what it is, and I find it particularly sad that despite the great outrage from the community, they don't stop to consider that maybe what they're doing is wrong.

  20. I preferred the previous redacted white noise, it let me know if there was a redacted, now I could miss it an/or misinterpret it as just a normal pause.

  21. The first person in the last picture actually looks quite funny who close, as only the front teeth are visible.

  22. 12:00 "waxmalbl [dot]" is delicious! It's actually 'shakhmaty', which is a russian word for 'chess'. Waxmalbldot sounds way better, though. Thanks for this read, EastSide Steve!111 WE C YOU

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