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TASC The Final Chesscard (1989) for Commodore 64/128

THE FINAL CHESSCARD created by TASC B. V. and written by Mark Derksen came out in 1989 as an ISA Card for PC’s and as a Cartridge for the Commodore 64/128, which could be inserted into the Commodore’s Cartridge Slot. The version shown here is for the Commodore 64/128.

The software and hardware used to play the game all resided on the Card, which allowed it to load instantly upon switching on your Commodore 64. This also made the program stronger then all the chess software available for a Commodore 64/128 since these were limited to the speed of the Computer of 0.985 MHz for a PAL (Europe) version and 1.022 MHz for a NTSC (U. S. A.) version.

THE FINAL CHESSCARD ran at 5 MHz making the CPU 5 times as fast as a normal Commodore 64/128.

The Game Software is graphically represented on a TV or a Monitor attached to the Commodore 64/128. The game is loaded with features and game settings and also has a good Opening Book. You could even create your own custom Opening Books and load them into the game.

The strong chess program as well as the great graphical chess interface made THE FINAL CHESSCARD easily the best chess game available for a Commodore 64/128.

Because THE FINAL CHESSCARD runs independently, and does not use a Computer’s Processor, it is classified as a Dedicated Chess Computer. Purists however will often debate this since THE FINAL CHESSCARD does not use its own dedicated electronic chess board and relies on a graphical chess board interface from your Commodore 64/128.

Information

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989)

Technical Specifications

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Tasc B.V.

Mark Derksen

Year:

1989

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

DM 169.00

Wiki ELO:

1600

Model #:

162

My Serial #:

N/a

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

65C02

8 Bit

5 MHz

64 KB

64 KB

Required Hardware

Commodore 64/128

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

TV or Monitor

Board Type:

Graphical

Board Size:

320x240 Pixels

Overall Size:

5.1/2” x 6” x 1.1/2”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Keyboard, Joy/Mouse

Graphical Drop Down Menu

Unlimited

Yes

All Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 9

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

30 sex or 60/30

Tournament Level:

3 Mins. or 40/20

Infinite Level:

Infinite

User Manual

Game Screen (TV)

User Levels (TV)

Game Information

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) User Manual

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) Game Screen (TV)

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989)  User Levels (TV)

Uses Commodore 64/128 Cartridge Slot!

Schachcomputer.Info

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

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

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ELO

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38

31

4

3

86.84

1889

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

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

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A Look Inside THE FINAL CHESSCARD

About THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989)

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989)

PLaying against THE FINAL CHESSCARD

Preset Levels for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) PLaying against THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) Preset Levels for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

User Defined Play Levels for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

Playstyle Settings for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) User Defined Play Levels for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) Playstyle Settings for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

Board and Chess Piece Options for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

Settings for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) Board and Chess Piece Options for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) Settings for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

Disk Options for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

Features for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) Disk Options for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

The Final Chesscard for Commodore 64/128 (1989) Features for THE FINAL CHESSCARD

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

COMMODORE 64 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2009

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2009

20

38

1 ST

1800

1889

COMPLETE

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