Dear Fellow Chess Player
When computers were first invented just four decades ago, few people that mankind was witness to the most important single development of our time. Today computers have become freely available and in a few years there will be a computer in almost every household.
SciSys has asked me to write a few words to welcome you to the world of chess playing computers. I have been personally associated with the company since 1983 and can therefore speak about its approach from experience.
Until recently chess computers were regarded as simple toys which would never be capable of providing serious opposition for the enthusiast. The rapid advance of technology and programming skills has certainly changed that. Today chess computers have become an accepted part of the chess world, serving not only to introduce new players to the world's finest game but also encouraging them to take part in tournaments against human opponents. Chess computers can teach you all the basics of the game and keep up with you even if you go to become a top player.
SciSys has been at the forefront of this development and has been responisble for many of the most interesting innovations. It is the only chess computer company under Swiss management, and I look forward to a long and productive relationship with SciSys and with you who have chosen their computers.
I wish you enjoyment and satisfaction from your SciSys chess computer -- and who knows maybe we'll meet in combat across the chessboard in the future! Good Luck!
The above is written by Garry Kasparov and was included in many SciSys user manuals as an introduction to SciSys and their brand of “KASPAROV” chess computers and product leaflets.