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Sargon III

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
...
3.6
Atari 8-bit
...
3.6
Commodore 64
...
3.4
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Description

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.

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Sargon III Atari ST Infobox
Sargon III Commodore 64 Title screen
Sargon III Macintosh Starting a new game
Sargon III Commodore 64 Playing the game. I'm white.

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Trivia

This game is most likely related to or named after SARGON, a microcomputer program. In 1978 SARGON won the first tournament for microcomputers, held in San Jose California. David Levy collected his 10 year bet by defeating CHESS 4.7 in Toronto Ontario. One of the games was a draw. This was the first time a computer drew an international master.
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