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White Knight,
a series of computer chess programs by Martin Bryant written in the late 70s while he was student at the University of Manchester [1] . White Knight was written in the Pascal programming language to run on CDC Cyber 72. In 1981, White Knight mk 8 was ported to 6502 Assembly developed on an Apple II, in October 1982 bought by BBC for the BBC Micro [2] . Two versions of White Knight (mk 11 and 12) were released for this computer. White Knight played the European MCC 1981, already associated with Philidor Software [3] , the European MCC 1982 and European MCC 1983. In 1983, White Knight evolved to Bryant's mighty Colossus brand program, Colossus Chess [4] .
BBC Soft White Knight [5]

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  1. ^ Tony Harrington (1983). University Challenge - Martin Bryant and White Knight. Personal Computer World, August 1983, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
  2. ^ Chess Computers - The UK Story from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
  3. ^ Editor (1981). Chess Final '81. Personal Computer World, November 1981, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
  4. ^ Colossus Chess from Wikipedia
  5. ^ Alex Bell (1983). Chess for three gives the White Knight a winning gambit. The Micro User Magazine, December 1983

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