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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 Amstrad CPC I moved the pawn at B2 to B4. Black then moved the pawn at D7 to D5.
The Chessmaster 2000 Amstrad CPC Ready to begin.
The Chessmaster 2000 Amstrad CPC Loading screen
The Chessmaster 2000 Amstrad CPC The game with a 3D board.

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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"

Martin Smith (71858) added The Chessmaster 2000 (Amstrad CPC) on Nov 06, 2005
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