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TRS-80 was Tandy Corporation's first microcomputer model, with Zilog's Z80 8-bit CPU. TRS-80 was sold through Tandy's Radio Shack stores in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

MicroChess, by Peter Jennings, was the first commercially-available microcomputer-based chess program running on a TRS-80, soon followed by Sargon, written by Dan and Kathe Spracklen.
Microchess on TRS-80 [1]

Display

Layout of characters and pixels

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Layout of characters and pixels on the TRS-80 display [2]

Chess Program Screens

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MicroChess, 1976 [3]

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Sargon, 1978 [4]

Publications


External Links


References

  1. ^ Microchess running on Radio Shack TRS-80 microcomputer, 1976, Courtesy of Peter Jennings and Digibarn, The Computer History Museum
  2. ^ TRS-80 from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Microchess 1.5 running on a Radio Shack TRS-80 microcomputer, 1976, Courtesy of Peter Jennings, The Computer History Museum
  4. ^ Computer Schach by Andre Adrian
  5. ^ Konane from Wikipedia

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