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.

Languages:

German - English

Type of Site:

Forum

Hiarcs Chess Forum

Hiarcs Chess Forum

This is a free noncommercial Forum run by Hiarcs who are very famous 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 frequent this form from all over the world. The Forum moderator participates and often reports on his own rare collection, making the posts a great read.   Posts at Hiarcs Forum are very well written, often with a lot of humor and lightheartedness. You can always sense the writing the passion and dedication to computer chess.

Languages:

English -German - French - Spanish

Type of Site:

Forum

Schachcomputer.Info Forum

Schachcomputer.Info Forum

Schachcomputer.Info - Wiki

Schachcomputer.info - Wiki

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 our hobby 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. Though predominately in German, a lot of effort has been made recently to add English content.  It is hoped through the efforts of existing members and new members that someday this site will become a truly multi-lingual and multinational site where knowledge can be freely shared with anyone in the world who has an interest in dedicated chess computers.

Languages:

German - English

Type of Site:

Encyclopedia

Chess Computer UK

Chess Computer UK

Mike, who runs this site, lives in England.  He has a large collection of chess computers, many of which are very rare and hard to find, His knowledge on chess computers goes back to the beginning of time and his web site is an outlet for sharing his great experiences with the rest of us.  This site needs to be visited continuously in order to follow all the new additions to the content.  Mike keeps an up to date time-line for all chess computers that were ever made. His report on the manufacturer SciSys is the most thorough and complete report available.

Languages:

English

Type of Site:

Website

Zanchetta Net

Zanchetta Net

Languages:

English

Type of Site:

Website

Another excellent site this time from France is Zanchetta.net hosted by Alain.  This is another site that you will be returning to time and time again to read about or replay the games from the Paris-Saints tournament that Alain hosts every year or to search for a user manual that you need for your chess computer.  Alain keeps the largest collection of user manuals from most manufacturers at his site.

Chewbanta Flickr Collection

Chewbanta Flickr Collection

Here you can browse through Chewbanta’s large dedicated chess computer collection.   It is a large collection consisting of many rare ones.  Chewbanta moderates at the Hiarcs Chess forum where often posts about his collection and experiences.

Languages:

English

Type of Site:

Flickr Photo Collection

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.

Languages:

German - English

Type of Site:

Website

Museo Espanol de Computadoras de Ajedrez

Museo Espanol de Computadoras de Ajedrez

Meca is the largest Spanish Web Site and Forum for dedicated chess computers.  Luis has created a great looking site, well designed and very well written.  The large Forum at Mica reports on many topics regarding chess computers.  Particularly interesting are the Human versus Computer reports that detail the results of matches played by humans against dedicated chess computers.  There are also lots and lots of computer tests reported in this Forum which are all highly interesting.

Languages:

Spanish - English

Type of Site:

Forum

Blaubaers Forum

Blaubaers Forum

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.  

Languages:

German - English

Type of Site:

Forum

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 should enjoy.

Languages:

Dutch - English

Type of Site:

Website

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 can be translated into about 100 languages from his site.

Languages:

German

Type of Site:

BlogSite

Chess Computer Corner

Chess Computer Corner

This is a German site 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.

Languages:

German

Type of Site:

Forum

Schachcomputerwelt

Schachcomputerwelt

This site has the look and feel of reading a Sunday morning newspaper while you are sipping a coffee and relaxing in a chair.

Languages:

German

Type of Site:

Website

Schaakcomputer Database van Hein Veldhuis

Schaakcomputer Database van Hein Veldhuis

Dedicated chess computer history aficionado Hein Veldhuis shares his dedicated computer knowledge and experience. Hein has a large collection of dedicated chess computer memorabilia.

Languages:

Dutch - English

Type of Site:

Website

Miclangschach.de

Miclangschach.de

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

Languages:

German - English

Type of Site:

Website

Chess Computers Org

Chess Computers Org

This English speaking site was run by 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.

Languages:

English

Type of Site:

Forum

The Overtom Chess Computer Museum

The Overtom Chess Computer Museum

Lots of detail, game examples and beautiful photographs from Tom's collection. His many Blogs besides chess computers, also cover various topics and observations from life, written with much humor and lightheartedness.

Languages:

Dutch - English

Type of Site:

Website

Milady Chess Blogspot

Milady Chess Blogspot

This is a nicely designed Blog site from France.  Besides nice pictures and some dedicated chess games, the Blog owner also uses this site to make his Milady chess engine available for download.

Languages:

French - English

Type of Site:

Blog Site

Blitzchess

Blitzchess

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.

Languages:

French - English

Type of Site:

Website

CVSN Supplement Site

CVSN Supplement Site

There are loads of tournaments as well as historical information provided at this site.  Mainly in Dutch 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.

Languages:

Dutch - English

Type of Site:

Website

Les Diodes du Roi

Les Diodes du Roi

This is a website created by Eric Terrien.  It is large collection and the website shows it off well will lots of pictures and information.

Languages:

French - English

Type of Site:

Website

Adinfer Chess EVAL

Adinfer Chess EVAL

This site specializes in dedicated chess computers.  It is a work in progress but there is quite a lot information provided at this site.

Languages:

English

Type of Site:

Website

My Chess Computers

Museo Espanol de Computadoras de Ajedrez

This French site was the brainchild of former chess enthusiast Jean-Bernard. JB liked to play and report on the results of test games that he played himself against chess computers.  He continuously added new computers that he sold from his collection to the site.  Therefore this was always a very good place to look and see what new items he had to sell.  His test reports are well written and often you could learn something new about a machine tested that you were previously unaware of which kept you going back to the site for more.  Unfortunately JB stopped maintaining his site in 2014 but it is still worth a look.

Languages:

French - English

Type of Site:

Website

Phoenix Chess Systems

Phoenix Chess Systems

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 site.  Ruud is unique in this day and age as he is one of the few persons still actively trying to build and sell dedicated chess computers that play at Grandmaster strength.  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.

Languages:

Dutch - English

Type of Site:

Website

Boris is King

Boris is King

This is possibly 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.

Languages:

French - English

Type of Site:

Website

The Chess Portal

The Chess Portal

This is a portal with interesting chess links throughout the world.  There are hundreds of links for anything related to chess.

Languages:

Swedish - English - German

Type of Site:

Website

Schachcomputer Online Museum

Schachcomputer Online Museum

This is a new  German website specializing in dedicated chess computers.  There is much to read there at the moment.  The site design looks interesting.

Languages:

German

Type of Site:

Website

Les Echecs Electroniques

Les Echecs Electroniques

This French website is interesting.  It has a section for dedicated chess computers as well as old DOS and Windows chess programs.

Languages:

French - English

Type of Site:

Website

Chess Computers.org

Chess Computers.org

This is the website of Ismenio Souza a Brazilian who also created the Chess Computers Org forum.  This site has not been active for a while.

Languages:

English

Type of Site:

Website

Mapi’s PDA -/ Bretti-Turnier

Mapi’s PDA -/ Bretti-Turnier

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.

Languages:

German

Type of Site:

Website

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