Your new Encore chess program.
Good news! Your new ENCORE option electronic mainboard reflects the latest state-of-the-art enhancements to high-level strategy game play. Your STEINITZ ENCORE EDITION of master chess, part of a cache of previously unreleased game code, was part of the last world famous chess programs developed by Destiny of Applied Concepts Inc. This STEINITZ ENCORE EDITION program runs on your new mainboard which was developed exclusively for the Great-Game-Machine and the Modular-Game System. It is an enhanced higher speed system which requires no power in order to preserve an unfinished game of chess !!
The master series of Machine Intelligence games
Destiny has long had a commitment to continue updating the level of play of its artificial-intelligence games. This commitment has never been more evident than in this STEINITZ ENCORE EDITION. Our programmers have researched the great masters of chess and incorporated into our new games the techniques and strategies employed by these masters.
About Wilhelm Steinitz (1836 - 1900)
Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague and came to Vienna as a youth in 1858, the year the first American chess champion, Paul Morphy, won the unofficial* world championship of chess by defeating Adolf Andersen, the first international tournament title-holder.
Though this match was held in Paris, much interest in it was generated in Vienna, where the Vienna chess-club was grooming young Steinitz for a world title.
In 1866, when presenting Steinitz with an all expense-paid trip to London to meet Andersen for the first official world championship tournament (Morphy had retired from chess in 1864), the chess-club president said to his protégé: “Go West. I want you to be Morphy’s successor”.
And so he did. Though not proclaiming his world championship until after Morphy’s death. Steinitz became famous as the chess-master who combined the incomparable Morphy techniques with his own cold, calculating strategies.
Because of his relentless, methodical play, Steinitz was not a popular champion, though he remained undefeated for 28 years. In fact, when he finally did suffer defeat in 1894, many said that Emmanuel Lasker had not defeated Steinitz, age had!
Paul Morphy never claimed the world championship title so chess history shows Steinitz as the first world champion, reigning from 1886 - 1894.
Resource for biographical data: International championship chess: B. Kazic, Pitman Publishing Company, N. Y.
The History of Chess
In the fifth century A. D. a game called “chaturanga” made its appearance in historical records in North-Western India. “Chaturanga” as it was played then is easily recognizable, with few differences, as our modern chess. The game spread West into Persia and from thence along the ancient trade routes to the shores of the Mediterranean, reaching Europe by about 1000 A. D. The Norman conquest brought chess with it into England with Spanish soldiers and French explorers introducing it first into the new world of the Americas. By the 17th century chess had developed the exact form that we enjoy today. Although slight rule variations have been added, fashions in strategy continue to change from decade to decade.
Excerpt taken from the Steinitz Encore Edition User Manual