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Computer Chess Box [1]

Computer Chess, (Atari Chess, CXL-4009)
a cartridge chess program for Atari 8-bit home computers by Larry Wagner and Bob Whitehead (Graphics) in 6502 Assembly, the game AI with the help of Julio Kaplan [2], initially the development version or prototype of Video Chess, released for the Atari 2600 in 1978 [3]. In 1979, a revised version of the program was released by Atari as Computer Chess, adapted for the Atari 400/800. A joystick was used to move the pieces.

Tournament Play

Two instances of the program played the North American Microcomputer Chess Championship 1980 in San Jose, California, where Atari A gained a respectable 50% score [4].

See also


External Links


  1. AtariAge - Atari 800/XL/XE - Computer Chess (Atari), Box Image
  2. Tekla E. Perry, Paul Wallich (1983). Design case history: the Atari Video Computer System. IEEE Spectrum, March 1983, "Doing the 'impossible': chess"
  3. Computer Chess -
  4. Bryce Perry (1980). North American Microcomputer Championship. Chess Voice, October - November 1980, pdf, pp. 71

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