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Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983)
“Superchess II” Sinclair User Ad Issue December 1983

“Superchess II” Sinclair User Ad Issue December 1983

SINCLAIR ZX SUPERCHESS II version 2.1

Technical Information

  • Tree search
    • Depth first alpha-beta search
    • Killer heuristic
    • Look ahead is level + one with one ply more if check
  • Positional weighting factors
    • Piece safety
    • Mobility and development
    • King safety in middlegame
    • Centre control
    • Pawn position
    • Strong squares for knights
    • Good diagonals for bishops
    • Rooks on the seventh rank
    • Advanced pawns in the endgame
    • King activity in the endgame

Excerpts taken from the Superchess II version 2.1 technical information screen.

“Superchess II” Sinclair User review July 1983

“Superchess II” Sinclair User review July 1983

Information

Spectrum 48K Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983)

Spectrum 48K Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983)

Cassette (front)

Spectrum 48K Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983) Cassette (front)

Load Instructions

Spectrum 48K Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983) Load Instructions

Game Instructions

Spectrum 48K Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983) Game Instructions

CP Software

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

CP Software

Chris Whittington

Year:

1983

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price:

£7.95

Language:

Assembly

Code/Data Size:

9963 Bytes

Media:

Cassette

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Z80A

8 Bit

3.58 Mhz

24 KB

48 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Keyboard

Keyboard

7

Yes

No - use position setup

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / No

No/No

Yes

Yes / No

Yes / No

Active Level:

2

Tournament Level:

4

Infinite Level:

6

Game Information

The Spacious Mind

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

0

0

0

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Game Screenshots

Spectrum 48K Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983) Game Screenshot

Spectrum 48K Superchess II v. 2.1 (1983) Game Board Closeup

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