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Commodore 64 Emu Chess Master (1983)

CHESS MASTER written by Alex Ford in 1983 for the Commodore 64 is another copy of SARGON II. The SARGON 2 chess engine written by Dan & Kathe Spracklen which was originally published in 1983 for the Commodore 64.

You can read about the original SARGON 2 here:

Link to Commodore 64/128 Sargon 2 (1983)

There is another budget version which also came out in 1985 called CHESS CHAMPION. You can read about the original CHESS CHAMPION here:

Link to Commodore 64/128 Chess Champion (1985)

You must remember when using an Emulator that the position of the minus sign (-) on a Commodore 64/128 is the equal sign (=) on a PC. To enter your moves using an Emulator you must enter as follows: e2=e4 etc. ! Function Key F1 toggles between the Chess Board and the Move Information Menu. You can enter chess moves in both screens. Function Key F5 returns you to the Main Menu where you can start a NEW GAME.

The approximate rating for CHESS MASTER is 1150 - 1250 ELO (1350 - 1450 USCF)

Information

Commodore 64/128 Emulator Chess Master (1983)

Technical Specifications

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Chess Master (1983)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hayden Book Company, Inc

Alex Ford, Dan & Kathe Spracklen

Year:

1983

File Type:

T64

Download:

Chess Master

Language:

6502 Assembly

File Size:

24 KB

Media:

C64 Emulator

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6502

8 Bit

1.023 MHz (NTSC)

20 KB

64 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Keyboard

Keyboard

7

Yes

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes

Yes / No

No / No

Active Level:

Level 1

Tournament Level:

Level 3

Infinite Level:9

Level 6

Game Information

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

50

16

6

28

38.00

1170

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Chess Master - Chess Board

Chess Master - Move List Screen (Function Key F1)

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Chess Master (1983) Chess Board

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Chess Master (1983) Move List Screen (Function Key F1)

Chess Master - Game Options (Function Key F5)

Chess Master - Board Setup

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Chess Master (1983) Game Options (Function Key F5)

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Chess Master (1983) Chess Master - Board Setup

The Spacious-Mind Active game results (shown above) are from games played with a Commodore 64 or 128 with the original SARGON 2. Playing CHESS MASTER with an Emulator should play exactly the same as using a Commodore 64 or 128.

Chess Game Examples

The game example below originates from the C64 Open Championship and was played with a real Commodore 64/128 and original Sargon 2 (not CHESS MASTER) software, however the Emulator Software should play exactly as the original game.

 
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