The Spacious Mind Computers Links

Listed below are chess computer links from all over the world.  Every one of these sites is unique and full of interesting content about dedicated chess computers.  If you like chess computers then you should visit all these sites and also make sure that you have them all linked as favorites in your browser.

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Schachcomputer.Info is a large German Forum which is continuously updated with new tournaments, ELO lists and lots of other content  The Forum at Schachcomputer.info is the largest on the Internet  with literally thousands of topics and discussions about chess computers. Although mainly in German, the pictures, statistics and games that are shown helps to make it quite easy for international visitors to follow and understand the topics  A big effort has been made to add English content wherever possible.

Schachcomputer.Info

Hiarcs Chess

Schachcomputer.Info Forum
Hiarcs Chess Forum

This is an English free noncommercial Forum run by Hiarcs who are known in chess circles for their excellent Hiarcs commercial chess programs.  The Forum has a very large section for dedicated chess computers and you will find here an enormous amount of interesting topics and discussions dedicated chess computer.   Many collectors and enthusiasts use this Forum from all over the world. Posts at Hiarcs Forum are very well written, often with a lot of humor and lightheartedness.

Forum

German - English

Forum

English - German - French - Spanish

Wiki at Schachcomputer.Info is the largest resource for dedicated chess computers available on the Internet. The site was created as a commercially free central library for everything and anything to do with dedicated chess computers and is continuously updated by the members with new topics and information.  Like all Wikipedia type encyclopedic sites, anyone who is interested in contributing by sharing their knowledge and experience can do so by registering.

Schachcomputer.Info - Wiki

Chess Computer UK

Schachcomputer.Info Wiki Site
Chess Computer UK Website

An English site with a large collection of chess computers, many of which are very rare and hard to find, The site provides a lot of detail and a comprehensive time line on dedicated chess computers.  This website is also a great outlet for reading old magazine subscriptions from the years 1978 to 2013 that specialized in computer chess and dedicated chess computers.   There is also a detailed report on the history of the manufacturer SciSys-W Limited.

Wikipedia

German - English

Website

English

 

Zanchetta Net

Zanchetta Net Website

This is a site that you will be returning to time and time again because of the large collection of user manuals for dedicated chess computers that are stored here and available for download.  You can also participate by sending per email to the French website owner Alain, any user manual missing at the site.

Website

English

Meca-Web is a large Spanish forum specializing in dedicated chess computers.  It is a well organized forum with many topics and discussions focusing on computer chess and dedicated chess computer tournaments,  It is visited by all Spanish speaking computer chess enthusiasts from all over the world.

Meca-Web Foro

Meca-Web Foro

Forum

Spanish

Chewbanta Flickr Collection

Chewbanta Flickr Collection

Here you can browse through the American Chewbanta’s dedicated chess computer collection.   It is a very large collection consisting of many rare ones.  The are plenty of photographs for you to enjoy. Chewbanta moderates at the Hiarcs Chess forum where he often posts about his collection and experiences. 

Flickr Photo Collection

English

Kurt's Schachcomputer Homepage

Kurt's Schachcomputer Homepage

An Austrian collector homepage that not only shows his chess computer collection, but also lists collections from other Austrian, German and Dutch collectors.  This was one of the first dedicated chess computer collector sites on the Internet and still provides a lot of interesting information.

Website

German

This is a forum that is run by Michael Lang who is a German collector of dedicated chess computers.  Michael also developed a chess computer named Mysticum.  It is pretty unique as the computer has a built in chess board and lets you play any chess engine you want over a chess board.  He also holds classes where he shows you how to build your own Mysticum.  Chess Computer tournaments are also organised from time-to-time in this forum.

Blaubaers Forum

Museo Espanol de Computadoras de Ajedrez

Blaubaer's Forum
Museo Espanol de Computadoras de Ajedrez Website

This is a large Spanish website and for dedicated chess computers.  and also a great looking site, well designed and very well written.  Particularly interesting are the Human versus Computer reports that detail the results of matches played by humans against dedicated chess computers.  There are also plenty of other tournaments between dedicated chess computers for you to read.  The site has many pictures of dedicated chess computers

Forum

German - English

Website

Spanish - English

Chess Computer BlogSpot

Chess Computer BlogSpot

This site maintained by Peter from Germany.   He has a large well maintained collection which he plays and tests often.  Peter likes to play his own tournaments.  This is a very pretty site with many reports on his experiences and there also many beautiful pictures from his collection..

Blogsite

German

Schaakcomputer Database van Luk Hofman

Schaakcomputer Database van Luk Hofman

Luk Hofman, dedicated chess computer collector from Holland, shows his collection of dedicated chess computers.  There is a lot of information about dedicated chess computers at this site which you can enjoy.  The site also has some photos of consoles and old PDA’s that could play chess.

Website

Dutch

This is a German forum run by the Schachcomputer.Info administrators.  This site is interesting if you are looking to buy a dedicated chess computers.  Mainly German speaking posters post here.  But English posters can also post here and are responded to.  Good site if you want to buy or sell a dedicated chess computer.

Chess Computer Corner

Chess Computer Corner Forum

Forum

German - English

Schachcomputerwelt

Schachcomputerwelt Website

This site has the look and feel of reading a Sunday morning newspaper while you are sipping a coffee and relaxing in a chair. Thorsten, the German website owner has been collecting and testing dedicated chess computers and chess programs since the early 80’s and therefore is very knowledgeable about computer chess.

Website

German

Blitzchess is a beautifully designed French site from Eric Belot.  The photographs and design wonderfully represent the chess computers that are shown from his collection.  The site also provides good information about computer tests and also about tournaments and matches between dedicated chess computers and chess engines.

Blitzchess

Blitzchess Blog Site

Blogsite

French

Miclangschach.de

Miclangschach.de Website

Go and visit Michael Lang’s Homepage where he has information about his Mysticum computer.  He also has a sizable collection of dedicated chess computers.  Michael also runs annual dedicated chess computer tournaments in his forum as well as at Hiarcs Chess Forum.

Website

German

Schaakcomputer Database van Hein Veldhuis

Schaakcomputer Database van Hein Veldhuis

Dedicated chess computer history aficionado Hein Veldhuis from Holland shares his dedicated computer knowledge and experience. Hein has a large collection of dedicated chess computer memorabilia.  There is some good historical information here for to read, which makes this web pages worth visiting.

Website

Dutch

This English speaking site was run by Brazilian enthusiast Ismenio which had an excellent Forum.  The Forum was down for a very long time however recently I visited it and was surprised to see it running.  You should browse through the various posts as there is a lot of information on dedicated chess computers.

Chess Computers Org

Chess Computers Org Forum

Forum

German - English

Adinfer Chess EVAL

Adinfer Chess EVAL Website

This American site specializes in dedicated chess computers and is owned by one of the World's leading collectors.  There are some nice pictures of rare dedicated chess computers and thorough list of manufacturer model numbers.   It is a work in progress but there is quite a lot information provided at this site.

Website

English

Les Diodes du Roi

Les Diodes du Roi Website

This is a French website created by Eric Terrien.  It is large collection and the website shows it off well will lots of pictures and information.  There is good listing with links to free ware programs both for PC and IPad.  Computer chess tests and photos of chess programmers are also displayed.

Website

French

The Overtom Chess Computer Museum

The Overtom Chess Computer Museum

Lots of detail, game examples and beautiful photographs from Tom's old collection. There are a lot dedicated chess computers described at this website.  There also many Blogs besides chess computers, covering various experiences and observations from life, written with much humor and lightheartedness.

Website

Dutch

Milady Chess Blogspot

Milady Chess Blogspot

This is a nicely designed Blog site from France.  Besides nice pictures and some dedicated chess games and some chess matches between the owners own chess program and dedicated chess computers. The Blog owner also uses this site to make his Milady chess engine available for download.

Blogsite

French

This is the home page for the worlds strongest dedicated chess computers Resurrection and Revelation I and II, all created by Dutchman Ruud Martin the owner of this website.  The site is nicely designed and his product portfolio is incredibly good both in playing strength and design.  If you are a top chess player and you do not own a either a Phoenix Chess Systems Resurrection or Revelation I and II, then you are missing out on a top level playing partner that will certainly provided thousands of hours of fun and competition.

Phoenix Chess Systems

My Chess Computers

Phoenix Chess Systems Website
My Chess Computers Website

This French site belonged to chess enthusiast Jean-Bernard. JB liked to test and report on games that he played himself against chess computers.  He continuously added new computers that he sold from his collection to the site, which made this a good place to look and see what new items he had to sell.  His test reports were well written and often you could learn something new about a machine.  Unfortunately JB stopped maintaining his site in 2014 but it is still worth a look.

Website

Dutch - English

Website

French

There are loads of tournaments as well as historical information provided at this site.  Mainly in Dutch but there is some English in places. This web site needs to be visited regularly so that you can stay in touch with all the dedicated chess computer tournaments that are held in Holland which is one of the worlds hot spots for our hobby.  This website has a lot of dedicated computer chess games which you can copy and paste into a PGN viewer.

CVSN Supplement Site

Boris is King

CVSN Supplement Site
Boris is King Website

This is probably the most unique dedicated chess computer site of all.  The whole site is designed and written around just three chess computers all named “Boris” which were manufactured by Chaftiz Inc/Applied Concepts Inc.  This site is tastefully designed by Daniel who is a French Canadian living in Montreal.  Everything that can possibly be written about “Boris” chess computers has been included in this highly detailed and original site.

Website

Dutch

Website

French - English

The Chess Portal

The Chess Portal

This is a portal with interesting chess links throughout the world. This website provides links to chess programs, chess utilities, chess players and tournaments.  There are hundreds of links for anything related to chess.  You will likely spend hours clicking through all the links provided.

Portal

Swedish - English - German - Spanish - French

Schachcomputer Online Museum

Schachcomputer Online Museum

This is a new  German website specializing in dedicated chess computers.  The design is nice.  Browsing through it you will see some dedicated tournament results played in Germany as well as some nice photos from the owners collection.  There are also some nice historical reviews on chess computers.

Website

German

Les Echecs Electroniques

Les Echecs Electroniques Website

This French website is interesting.  It has a section for dedicated chess computers as well as old DOS and Windows chess programs. There are also reports on dedicated chess computer tournament results and tables.  It also provides links for chess games for Android and Raspberry.

Website

French

Chess Computers.org

Chess Computers.org Website

This is the website of Ismenio Souza a Brazilian who also created the Chess Computers Org forum.  Here you can see details from his dedicated chess computer collection. In recent years the owner seems to have lost his interest in dedicated chess computers and as a result this site has not been active for a while.

Website

English

Mapi’s PDA -/ Bretti-Turnier

Mapi’s PDA -/ Bretti-Turnier Website

The idea came from Markus but it was Willi’s determination that made this tournament between the best dedicated chess computers and PDAs happen.  You can read all about the tournament and playback all the games at this site.  This tournament was fun to play as it mixed dedicated chess programs with Palm and Pocket PDAs

Website

German

Berger’s Projects - DIY

Berger’s Projects - DIY Website

Berger collects and repairs dedicated chess computers.  This site is full of technical information and projects such as the Gavon chess system.  Berger is a technical and the site is technical.  If you like the technical and the repair side of chess computers then this site is for you!

Website

Spanish - English

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