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The Sargon series were the connisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.


Sargon III Apple II Game in progress
Sargon III Atari 8-bit The board
Sargon III DOS Title screen (CGA / Original Release version 1983)
Sargon III Macintosh A game of chess in progress

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PC Magazine DOS Jan 08, 1985 13.5 out of 18 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1988 553 out of 1000 55


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According to the program authors, Sargon III was the first 3rd-party executable available for the Apple Macintosh.
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