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White Knight,
a series of computer chess programs by Martin Bryant written in the late 70s while he was student at the University of Manchester [2] . White Knight was written in the Pascal programming language to run on CDC Cyber 72. In 1981, White Knight mk 8 was ported to 6502 Assembly developed on an Apple II, in October 1982 bought by BBC for the BBC Micro [3] . Two versions of White Knight (mk 11 and 12) were released for this computer. White Knight played the European MCC 1981, already associated with Philidor Software [4] , the European MCC 1982 and European MCC 1983. In 1983, White Knight evolved to Bryant's mighty Colossus brand program, Colossus Chess [5] .

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  1. Alex Bell (1983). Chess for three gives the White Knight a winning gambit. The Micro User Magazine, December 1983
  2. Tony Harrington (1983). University Challenge - Martin Bryant and White Knight. Personal Computer World, August 1983, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
  3. Chess Computers - The UK Story from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
  4. Editor (1981). Chess Final '81. Personal Computer World, November 1981, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
  5. Colossus Chess from Wikipedia

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