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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.


The Chessmaster 2000 Atari ST Title screen (Monochrome monitor)
The Chessmaster 2000 Atari ST The opening positions
The Chessmaster 2000 Atari ST A chess game in progress
The Chessmaster 2000 Atari ST The title screen

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Tilt Jun, 1987 18 out of 20 90
Zzap! Dec, 1987 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1987 86 out of 100 86


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  • 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"

Terok Nor (26691) added The Chessmaster 2000 (Atari ST) on Dec 23, 2004
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