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an early microcomputer chess program written by John Lowe, apparently in Z80 assembly. Caesar played the 2nd European Microcomputer Chess Championship in 1981, and the 4th European Microcomputer Chess Championship 1983 in London, running on a TRS-80 [1].
Caesar [2]

See also

Horizon Effect

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During the last round game at the EMCC 1983, Chess 2001 vs. Caesar, to the delight of its operator David Levy, Chess 2001 played 32.Kh2 leaving Caesar in Zugzwang with a drastic demonstration of the horizon effect. Instead of facing the inevitable and giving up the defence of the knight, Black tries to save it by sacrificing no less than four pawns: 32... g4 33.Bxg4 f5 34.Bxf5 a5 35.bxa5 b4 36.cxb4 Rg8 [3]
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External Links


  1. ^ Tony Harrington (1983). Chess Tournament - 4th European Microcomputer Chess Championship. Personal Computer World, December 1983, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
  2. ^ The Tusculum portrait, perhaps the only surviving sculpture of Caesar made during his lifetime, around 44 BC. Image by Gautier Poupeau, April 06, 2014, Exhibition at Grand Palais "Augustus I, emperor of Rome" (March 19 - July 13, 2014), CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons, Julius Caesar from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Frederic Friedel (1984). The European Microcomputer-Chess Championship - 6th PCW. ICCA Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1

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