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'''Colossus Chess''', (Colossus)<br/>
 
'''Colossus Chess''', (Colossus)<br/>
 
the series of chess programs by [[Martin Bryant]] developed from 1983 on an [[Apple II]] in [[6502]] [[Assembly]], based on Bryant's former program [[White Knight]].  
 
the series of chess programs by [[Martin Bryant]] developed from 1983 on an [[Apple II]] in [[6502]] [[Assembly]], based on Bryant's former program [[White Knight]].  
Colossus Chess 2.0 was the first commercial release in 1884 for the [[Commodore 64]] and this and subsequent versions for other 6502, [[Z80]], [[68000]] and [[8086]] based [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_computer home computers] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer personal computers], such as [[Atari 8-bit]], [[BBC Micro]], [[Amstrad CPC]], [[ZX Spectrum]], [[Atari ST]], [[Amiga]], and finally for the [[IBM PC]].  
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Colossus Chess 2.0 was the first commercial release in 1984 for the [[Commodore 64]] and this and subsequent versions for other 6502, [[Z80]], [[68000]] and [[8086]] based [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_computer home computers] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer personal computers], such as [[Atari 8-bit]], [[BBC Micro]], [[Amstrad CPC]], [[ZX Spectrum]], [[Atari ST]], [[Amiga]], and finally for the [[IBM PC]].  
 
Colossus Chess pioneered a sophisticated [[GUI]] with an optional [[3D Graphics Board|3D chessboard]], and lot of new features for that time, and has become one of the best selling chess programs of all time <ref>[http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/chess_computers_-_the_uk_story.html Chess Computers - The UK Story] by [[Mike Watters]]</ref>.  
 
Colossus Chess pioneered a sophisticated [[GUI]] with an optional [[3D Graphics Board|3D chessboard]], and lot of new features for that time, and has become one of the best selling chess programs of all time <ref>[http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/chess_computers_-_the_uk_story.html Chess Computers - The UK Story] by [[Mike Watters]]</ref>.  
 
Colossus Chess played the [[European MCC 1983]] in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London London] and the [[WMCCC 1984]] in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow Glasgow].  
 
Colossus Chess played the [[European MCC 1983]] in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London London] and the [[WMCCC 1984]] in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow Glasgow].  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum Colosseum from Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum Colosseum from Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_%28disambiguation%29 Colosseum (disambiguation) from Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_%28disambiguation%29 Colosseum (disambiguation) from Wikipedia]
* [[:Category:Colosseum|Colosseum]] - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_Live#Track_listing Rope Ladder to the Moon], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube YouTube] Video
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* [[:Category:Colosseum|Colosseum]] - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_Live#Track_listing Rope Ladder to the Moon] (1971), [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube YouTube] Video
: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Clarke Mark Clarke], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clem_Clempson Clem Clempson], [[:Category:Chris Farlowe|Chris Farlowe]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Greenslade Dave Greenslade], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Heckstall-Smith Dick Heckstall-Smith], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Hiseman Jon Hiseman]
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: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Clarke Mark Clarke], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clem_Clempson Clem Clempson], [[:Category:Chris Farlowe|Chris Farlowe]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Greenslade Dave Greenslade], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Heckstall-Smith Dick Heckstall-Smith], [[:Category:Jon Hiseman|Jon Hiseman]]
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Colossus Chess 4.0 3D board on C64 [1]

Colossus Chess, (Colossus)
the series of chess programs by Martin Bryant developed from 1983 on an Apple II in 6502 Assembly, based on Bryant's former program White Knight. Colossus Chess 2.0 was the first commercial release in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and this and subsequent versions for other 6502, Z80, 68000 and 8086 based home computers and personal computers, such as Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, and finally for the IBM PC. Colossus Chess pioneered a sophisticated GUI with an optional 3D chessboard, and lot of new features for that time, and has become one of the best selling chess programs of all time [2]. Colossus Chess played the European MCC 1983 in London and the WMCCC 1984 in Glasgow.

Colossus Chess UCI

While the work on the commercial Colossus Chess series finished in 1991, Martin Bryant started a completely new and freely available UCI version in 2004, running under Windows, first written in C# then converted to C [3], released in 2005 through 2008 [4]. Some features as mentioned in History / Test Results of the Colossus Chess UCI site [5]:

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Evaluation

Misc

See also

Publications

Forum Posts

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2000 ...

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External Links

Chess Engines

Colossus 2.0

Colossus 3.0

Colossus 4.0

Colossus Chess 4.0 product manual (C64)

Colossus X

Colossus Chess UCI

Misc

The Colossus of Rhodes (novel)
Lorenz ciphers and the Colossus by Tony Sale, Bletchley Park [6]
The Fall of Colossus
Colossus and the Crab
Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman

References

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