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Psion Chess

Psion Chess Atari ST Information window (colour)

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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4.0
DOS
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4.0
Atari ST
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Description

Psion Chess is programmed by Richard Lang, a computer chess champion in the 80s and programmer of some of the most advanced dedicated chess computers of the epoque. The Atari ST version of Psion Chess is said to be a mildly modified version of his "Amsterdam program" which won the 1985 world computer chess championships.

Gamewise, Psion Chess has both 2D and fixed-perspective 3D views of the board, visible both from the black and white sides, a full range of handicaps, move suggestions, solutions for mate problems up to 10 levels, remi offers and most other options a demanding chess player can ask for. A library of 50 master parties is also available for viewing.

The Atari ST version has a ranking of 1960, whereas the Mac version has been rated at 1793 over 80 parties.

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Psion Chess DOS Playing chess in 2D-board mode
Psion Chess Macintosh Playing on 2D board
Psion Chess DOS IBM Color or Hercules Graphics?
Psion Chess Macintosh Choose a time setting

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1986 10 out of 10 100
Tilt DOS Dec, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 59 out of 100 59
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 59 out of 100 59

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Contributed to by Kabushi (121980) and Игги Друге (43542)