The Chessmaster 2000

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
DOS
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3.4
MSX
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Amstrad CPC
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Description

This iteration of the Chessmaster series offers a strong chess opponent at 12 skill levels, catering for novices to grandmasters. Its many features include an opening library built around 71,000 moves and the ability to print out the move history.

To help novices there is a teach mode showing all legal moves, a hint move offering what the computer feels is a strong move, and the chance for the Chessmaster to analyse all previous moves in a game. Famous real-life game positions and pre-set challenges offer individual challenges.

Screenshots

The Chessmaster 2000 MSX Loading screen
The Chessmaster 2000 Atari ST Board view in 2D (Monochrome)
The Chessmaster 2000 DOS The board with Hercules graphics
The Chessmaster 2000 DOS Playing chess in 3d

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User Reviews

My favorate of the Chessmaster series. DOS Brian Hirt (10001)

Critic Reviews

Examiner DOS May 02, 2012 5 out of 5 100
Tilt Atari ST Jun, 1987 18 out of 20 90
Zzap! Atari ST Dec, 1987 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Oct, 1987 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Oct, 1987 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Oct, 1987 81 out of 100 81
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 70 out of 100 70
The DOS Spirit DOS Nov 02, 2008 4 out of 6 67

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Trivia

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 1988 (Issue #45) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
    • November 1996 (15h anniversary issue) - #46 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • ST Format
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"

Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10001), Kohler 86 (7287), Martin Smith (63058), Terok Nor (20329) and Multimedia Mike (17555)