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Commodore 64 Emulator Sargon II (1983)

The SARGON II Commodore 64 version was written by Alex Ford in 1983. The SARGON II chess engine was written by the famous World Champion programmers Dan & Kathe Spracklen who also worked on many dedicated Chess Computers sold by Chaftiz Inc, and Fidelity Electronics.

The SARGON II software was repackaged and resold under several different names. It can also be found under the names CHESS CHAMPION, CHAMPIONSHIP CHESS and CHESS MASTER.

You can read about the original SARGON II here:

Link to Commodore 64/128 Sargon 2 (1983)

 

You must remember when using an Emulator that the position of the minus sign (-) on a Commodore 64/128 is the equal sign (=) on a PC. To enter your moves using an Emulator you must enter as follows: e2=e4 etc. ! Function Key F1 toggles between the Chess Board and the Move Information Menu. You can enter chess moves in both screens. Function Key F5 returns you to the Main Menu where you can start a NEW GAME.

The approximate rating for SARGON II is 1150 - 1250 ELO (1350 - 1450 USCF)

Information

Commodore 64/128 Emulator Sargon II (1983)

Technical Specifications

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Sargon II (1983)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hayden Book Company, Inc

Alex Ford, Dan & Kathe Spracklen

Year:

1983

File Type:

D64

Download:

Sargon II

Language:

6502 Assembly

File Size:

171 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

7

Yes

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes

Yes / No

No / No

Active Level:

Level 1

Tournament Level:

Level 3

Infinite Level:9

Level 6

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

16

6

28

38.00

1170

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Sargon II - Chess Board

Sargon II - Move List Screen (Function Key F1)

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Sargon II (1983)  Chess Board

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Sargon II (1983)  Move List Screen (Function Key F1)

Sargon II - Game Options (Function Key F5)

Sargon II - Board Setup

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Sargon II (1983)  Game Options (Function Key F5)

Commodore 64/128  Emulator Sargon II (1983)  Board Setup

The Spacious-Mind Active game results (shown above) are from games played with a Commodore 64 or 128 with the original SARGON II. Playing SARGON II 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 64/128 and original Sargon II software, however the Emulator Software should play exactly as the original game.

 
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