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Steve Stuart Chess,
an early microprocessor chess program written in 1977/78 by Stephen Stuart in Assembly for a home-made metal-box computer system [1] with a Signetics 2650 processor. Stuart was challenged for a microcomputer chess program by an Amdahl engineer to the Amdahl Computer Club, where he was member [2]. Steve Stuart Chess played the Second West Coast Computer Faire Microcomputer Chess Tournament in March 1978 in the "less than 8K of memory class b" [3].

Selected Games

Compucolor Chess vs. Steve Stuart Chess from the MCCT 1978 during the Second West Coast Computer Faire, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, March 1978 [4]
[Event "MCCT 1978"]
[Site "San Jose, US-CA"]
[Date "1978.03.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Compucolor Chess"]
[Black "Steve Stuart Chess"]
[Result "0-1"]
1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 Nf6 3.e3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bf5 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Bxf6 exf6 7.f4 Bb4+ 
8.Kf2 Rb8 9.Qh5 Qd7 10.h4 O-O 11.a4 Rfe8 12.g4 Bxg4 13.Qxg4 Qxg4 14.e4 
Qxf4+ 15.Kg2 Qxe4+ 16.Nf3 Qe2+ 17.Kg1 Qxf3 18.Rh2 Re1# 0-1



  1. ^ Rob van Son (2011). De Assyrische krijgsman die vaak won! (Dutch) pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  2. ^ Computer Chess Newsletter, Issue 2 1977 by Douglas Penrod, Letter of Stephen Stuart pg. 12, Courtesy of Peter Jennings, pdf from The Computer History Museum
  3. ^ Larry Wagner (1978). Results of First Microcomputer Chess Tournament. Silicon Gulch Gazette, Vol. 2, No. 4, May 10, 1978, pg. 9
  4. ^ Editor (1978). Some San Jose Color. Personal Computing, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 82

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