Steve Stuart Chess

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Steve Stuart Chess,
an early microprocessor chess program written in 1977/78 by Stephen Stuart in Assembly for a home-made metal-box computer system [1] with a Signetics 2650 processor. Stuart was challenged for a microcomputer chess program by an Amdahl engineer to the Amdahl Computer Club, where he was member [2]. Steve Stuart Chess played the Second West Coast Computer Faire Microcomputer Chess Tournament in March 1978 in the "less than 8K of memory class b" [3].

Selected Games

Compucolor Chess vs. Steve Stuart Chess, MCCT 1978 during the Second West Coast Computer Faire, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, March 1978 [4]

[Event "MCCT 1978"]
[Site "San Jose, US-CA"]
[Date "1978.03.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Compucolor Chess"]
[Black "Steve Stuart Chess"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 Nf6 3.e3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bf5 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Bxf6 exf6 7.f4 Bb4+ 
8.Kf2 Rb8 9.Qh5 Qd7 10.h4 O-O 11.a4 Rfe8 12.g4 Bxg4 13.Qxg4 Qxg4 14.e4 
Qxf4+ 15.Kg2 Qxe4+ 16.Nf3 Qe2+ 17.Kg1 Qxf3 18.Rh2 Re1# 0-1



  1. Rob van Son (2011). De Assyrische krijgsman die vaak won! (Dutch) pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  2. Stephen Stuart (1977). Letter. in Douglas Penrod (ed.) (1977). Computer Chess Newsletter, Issue 2. hosted by The Computer History Museum, Courtesy of Peter Jennings, pg. 12
  3. Larry Wagner (1978). Results of First Microcomputer Chess Tournament. Silicon Gulch Gazette, Vol. 2, No. 4, May 10, 1978, pg. 9
  4. Editor (1978). Some San Jose Color. Personal Computing, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 82

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