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Commodore 64 Emulator Hypra-Chess (1987)

HYPRA-CHESS is a German program written by Thomas Gaksch in 1987. The program is very basic, without graphic chess board and without any special features. You enter your move, the engine computes and responds with it’s move. You will have to follow the game on a chess board or with another chess program on your PC in order to play it.

In order to make a move you enter the move as follows on your PC: e2=e4 (remember the Commodore “-” is “=” on a PC.

There is a SETUP POSITION option when you start the game but it seem quite difficult to use.

The HYPRA-CHESS game has book openings and it will repeat the same opening response to your move every time. This is a pity because once you start playing you will quickly see that the program could have been quite good if it had been completed.

Make sure that you enter your moves carefully and correctly because there is no opportunity to correct a mistake.

Thomas Gaksch is still involved with chess engines today on PC. His TOGA engines are available on the Internet. TOGA is a configured FRUIT engine originally written by Fabian Letouzey and Joachim Rang.

Estimated rating for HYPRA-CHESS is 1250 - 1350 ELO (1450 - 1550 USCF).

Information

Commodore 64 Emulator - Hypra-Chess (1987)

Technical Specifications

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Hypra-Chess (1987)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Markt & Technik/64'er

Thomas Gaksch

Year:

1987

File Type:

T64

Download:

Hypra-Chess

Language:

6502 Assembly

File Size:

20 KB

Media:

C64 Emulator

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6502

8 Bit

1.023 MHz (NTSC)

20 KB

64 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Keyboard

Keyboard

8

No

No

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / No

Yes / No

No

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

Level 3

Tournament Level:

Level 5

Infinite Level:9

Level 9

Game Information

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

50

21

13

16

55.00

1285

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Hypra-Chess (1987) - Choose Color B or W

Hypra-Chess (1987) - Entering Move

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Hypra-Chess (1987) Choose Color B or W

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Hypra-Chess (1987) Entering Move

The Spacious-Mind Active game results (shown above) are from games played with a Commodore 64 or 128. Game Software was loaded from a PC into a Commodore 64/128 using C64TPC. C64TPC connects to the Commodore 64/128 via the Disk Drive Port and links to the PC with a Serial Cable. Playing HYPRA-CHESS with an Emulator should play exactly the same as using a Commodore 64 or 128.

Chess Game Examples

The game example below originates from the C64 Open Championship and was played with a real Commodore 64 or 128 with software loaded using C64TPC.

 
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