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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 Board view in 2D (Monochrome)
The Chessmaster 2000 Commodore 64 Main menu
The Chessmaster 2000 MSX A chess game with a 3D view
The Chessmaster 2000 Commodore 64 Title

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User Reviews

My favorate of the Chessmaster series. DOS Brian Hirt (10020)

Critic Reviews

Examiner DOS May 02, 2012 5 out of 5 100
Tilt Atari ST Jun, 1987 18 out of 20 90
Zzap! Atari ST Dec, 1987 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Oct, 1987 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Oct, 1987 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Oct, 1987 81 out of 100 81
The Retro Spirit DOS Nov 02, 2008 4 out of 6 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Dec, 1986 Unscored Unscored
Amiga Computing Amiga Nov, 1989 Unscored Unscored
Amiga User International Amiga Feb, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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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"

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