Power Chess (PC, CD-ROM) Sierra - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Power Chess
Product ID 20626-83123
Product UPC 020626831239
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Sierra
Category(s) Entertainment, Traditional, Chess
Recommended age(s) 6+
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

"It's the first innovation in chess programs in more than a decade!"

  • Larry Christiansen, International Grandmaster, Two-time U.S. Champion and Three-time U.S. Open Champion.

Meet your perfect opponent!
The Power Chess King always plays just a bit better than you- just enough to make you stretch. He remembers what you play against him- the same trick won't work twice- and as you improve, so does he.

The Power Chess King is also the most human opponent you'll find in a box! When he gets ahead, he goes for the kill. When he's losing, he practically squirms. He takes chances on offense and defense. Spot his weaknesses and turn them to your advantage. Or consult your coach, the Queen, on what to try next time. When you finally catch the King, you'll know you're ready for the big time.

The Queen of Chess is on your side!
The Power Chess Queen watches your games with the Power Chess King and explains it all to you afterward in a beautiful, clear voice: how to play the opening, how to attack and defend, and how not to make a fool of yourself! And we're not talking boring annotations in a dialog box, we're talking Talking! The Queen comments on your games in plain old English. Have fun and notch up those wins!


Internet-ready the moment you plug in.  No downloads.  No setup.  Meet new opponents on-line right now!
King adapts himself to you.
Queen talks you through your games!
Dozens of spirited opponents of all styles and strengths. Or make your own!
Interactive presentations of great chess games from the past 150 years.
Includes analysis tools, tutorial, reference works, and more!
Powered by the engine that beat the most grandmasters ever at the Harvard Cup!

Tackle dozens of other built-in opponents. Find and play fellow Power Chess users in Sierra's Internet tournament hall. Wield powerful tools to polish your opening repertoire, annotate games, view variation trees, and more.

Follow the Power Chess Queen as she walks you through seven famous chess games. Tailor the presentation however you wish as the Queen shows and tells you what these players did and why they did it, move by move!

Select from an elegant collection of authentic sets and boards from around the world and across time. Drawn, rendered, 2-D and 3-D, even special combinations for every monitor resolution up to 1280 x 1024.

Powered by the legendary WChess engine that won the Harvard Cup. A hair-raising challenge for experts and an amazing adaptive opponent for everyone else!

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU Pentium 60
Required RAM 12MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Supported Network Internet

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