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The Final Chesscard,
a chess playing entity by TASC, developed by Marc Derksen, and forerunner of the famous ChessMachine. As independent chess computer it ran at 5 MHz on a 65C02 processor with 64 Kib ROM and RAM each, inside an expansion-cartridge of a host home- or personal computer, as already realized in 1986 with the The Final Cartridge III by Riska B.V. with Wil Sparreboom and Marc Derksen involved [1] [2]. The Final Chesscard, first released in 1989 for Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 home computers, was also available as pluggable ISA card for the IBM PC. Rather than a dedicated board, it used a for that time sophisticated GUI with 2D Graphics Board of its host.
The Final Chesscard GUI [3]

Circuit Board

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The Final Chesscard Circuit Board [4]

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References

  1. ^ Final Cartridge III Manual Project64.txt
  2. ^ Welcome to Project 64!
  3. ^ CSDb - Final Chesscard Preview by Lutschers (1990)
  4. ^ C64 Zubehör | CBMHARDWARE.DE (German)

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