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Sargon III

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.4
Macintosh
...
3.6
Apple II
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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 DOS Text mode (CGA)
Sargon III Commodore 64 Title screen
Sargon III Commodore 64 I have been checkmated.
Sargon III Atari ST This is not going my way

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Trivia

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