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EGA Chess,
an early chess program for the IBM PC by Lloyd L. Lank, featuring a graphics board using the EGA or VGA display standards, running under DOS 2.0 or later, commercially released in 1988 by Cube Microsystems, Overland Park, Kansas [1]. EGA Chess played the Second United States Open Computer Chess Championship 1986 [2], the Third United States Open Computer Chess Championship 1987 [3] and the Fourth United States Open Computer Chess Championship 1988 [4]. The game had an on-line tutorial that include animated explanations of moves such as castling and en passant.

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EGA Chess Screen [5]

Publications


References

  1. ^ Robert Nisonoff, M. Stephanie Ricks (1988). To Catch a King: East Meets West in the Game of Chess. PC Magazine, October 31, 1988, pp. 506
  2. ^ Larry Kaufman (1986). 2nd U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship. Computer Chess Reports 1986, Fall/Winter Edition
  3. ^ Larry Kaufman (1988). U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship. Computer Chess Reports 1987-1988, Fall/Winter Edition
  4. ^ Roy Keeley (1988). The 4th Annual U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 2/3
  5. ^ Image captured from Robert Nisonoff, M. Stephanie Ricks (1988). To Catch a King: East Meets West in the Game of Chess. PC Magazine, October 31, 1988, pp. 506

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