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Kasparov's Gambit was Electronic Arts' attempt to enter the niche chess market dominated by Chessmaster 3000 and Battlechess. It has a number of pluses including being based off a competition-winning chess engine, a database of 500 games, an SVGA isometric chessboard and the license of the world's reigning chess champion, Garry Kasparov. Garry Kasparov pops up in video windows during play to give advice such as: "Your Queen is in Jeopardy", "Watch your Rook" and other context sensitive kibitzing. This was EA's first use of windowed video.


Kasparov's Gambit DOS Title screen
Kasparov's Gambit DOS 3d board (another set)
Kasparov's Gambit DOS Beginning the game
Kasparov's Gambit DOS Kasparov comments my move

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Critic Reviews

MikroBitti Jan, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1995 B+ 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Play Time Nov, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Format (UK) Dec, 1995 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker Nov, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Nov, 1993 63 out of 100 63
High Score Nov, 1993 3 out of 5 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #145 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

smurray (91) added Kasparov's Gambit (DOS) on Jun 28, 2001
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