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Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The ChessMachine was a chess computer sold between 1991 and 1995 by TASC (The Advanced Software Company). It was unique at the time for incorporating both an ARM2 coprocessor for the chess engine on an ISA card which plugged into a IBM PC and a software interface running on the PC to display a chess board and control the engine. The ISA card was sold with a CPU running at either 16 MHz or 32 MHz, and 128 KB, 512 KB, or 1 MB of onboard memory for transposition tables. This made economic sense at the time of introduction because mainstream PCs were only running from 10 MHz to 25 MHz. Two engines were sold with the card: The King by Johann de Koning and Gideon by Ed Schröder. Gideon was famed for winning two World Computer Chess Championships on this hardware. The King later became the engine used in the popular Chessmaster series of chess programs.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jan 11st, 2012
  • Pages: 154
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.27in - 5.83in - 0.33in - 0.42lb
  • EAN: 9785511791104