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Sargon II

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Primary Name
Sargon II
Alternate Names
Sargon 2
Sargon II Chess
Sargon II Chess
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1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1978-00-00
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Sargon II Chess
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VIC-20 release "Silver label"
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Commodore International Limited (Commodore)
VIC-20
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Sargon II Chess
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VIC-20 release "White Label"
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Commodore International Limited (Commodore)
VIC-20
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
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Sargon II
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TRS-80 edition
Rel Date: 1979-00-00
Publisher: Hayden Software Company, Inc.
TRS-80 Model I/III
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
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Description Edit | History

Sargon is a line of chess-playing software for personal computers. The original Sargon was written by Dan and Kathleen 'Kathe' Spracklen in assembly language.

A Navy Petty Officer, Paul Lohnes, ported Sargon to the TRS-80, altering both graphics, input, and housekeeping routines leaving the Spracklen's chess-playing algorithm intact. The TRS-80 version became an instant success with the help of Hayden Book's newly established software division: Hayden Software.

The Spracklens made some significant improvements on the original program and the updated version was released by Hayden Software as Sargon II. This version was ported to a variety of personal computers popular in the early 1980s. The game engine featured multiple levels of look-ahead which could be adjusted by the user to make the program more accessible to beginning chess players. Even though chess programs of the time could not defeat a chess master, they were more than a match for most amateur players.

Source: Wikipedia, "Sargon (chess)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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TRS-80 program by Dan and Kathe Spracklen (Kathleen Spracklen).

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