Intelligent Chess, (SciSys Intelligent Chess)
a dedicated chess computer and early forerunner of both chess database and chess display system based on a system called Tolinka by Barry Savage, a 2D Graphics Board displayed on a Television screen with flashing square features. Further, games along with audio commentaries could be stored and retrieved using an integrated Stereo audio cassette tape recorder. Intelligent Chess was developed by Philidor Software, and manufactured by SciSys for the associated Intelligent Games Ltd., forerunner of Intelligent Software, released in 1980.
Concept and design of Intelligent Chess were by David Levy and Kevin O’Connell. The 8 KiB 6502 program was based on the Chess Champion Super System III by Mike Johnson and the then latest version of the Philidor playing program, according to Mike Watters mainly written by Mark Taylor . The circuit design was by Barry Savage, inventor of the Tolinka display system .
- Intelligent Chess Software
- Intelligent Software
- Philidor Software
- Video Game Console Engines
- SciSys - Intelligent Chess (pdf) by Hein Veldhuis, with various English, German and Dutch articles, including
- Tim Harding (1981). Barry Savage's Tolinka Forerunner of SciSys Intelligent Chess. The Chess Computer Book, Pergamon Press
- Tim Harding (1981). SciSys Intelligent Chess. The Chess Computer Book, Pergamon Press
- Hans-Peter Ketterling (1981). Computer auf dem Vormarsch, VIII. Teil. Rochade (German)
- Karsten Bauermeister (1997). Seiner Zeit voraus: Intelligent Chess - der erste Schachcomputer mit eingebauter Datenbank. Computerschach und Spiele (German)
- Chess Computers - The UK Story from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
- Intelligent Chess from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
- SciSys Intelligent Chess from Schachcomputer.info Wiki