Chess Version 7.0 (Apple II, 5 1/4" Disk) Odesta - 1984 USA, Canada Release

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Chess Version 7.0
Packaging cover Chess Version 7.0.
Product ID ODEST0001
Product ISBN 0-910787-05-0
Platform(s) Apple II
Packaging Plastic Clamshell
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1984
Publisher(s) Odesta
Developer(s) Larry Atkin
Category(s) Entertainment, Traditional, Chess
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Strategic Intelligence Classics in their Definitive Microcomputer Versions.

The Mind of Man Series Volume I

Explore the Frontiers of Intelligence

The Mind of Man

Chess, Checkers and Odin (as played by U.S. Othello Association rules) are classic games of the intellect. They evolved over the centuries as a way to understand complex solutions and achieve mastery in action.

Now by interacting with the intelligence embodied in these programs, you can participate in the exciting challenge of the Mind of Man.

Challenges the Proficient; Instructs the Beginner.

A new microcomputer standard for what many consider to be the ultimate game of intellect. In addition to its superior playing strength, Chess from Odesta introduces a new generation of interactive intelligence- with 27 cursor-controlled features including:

  • Advice and prediction of best moves
  • Save games to disk
  • Graphic illustration of attacks and defenses
  • Variations of blind-fold-chess
  • 17 Levels of play, including postal and mate-finder modes
  • Enactment of over 30 classic human and computer chess games
  • Plus- an opening library of over 7,000 moves

For All Generations- A New Generation of Interactive Intelligence

Chess, Checkers and Odin are unique- in playing strength and in what they let you do. You can try out any idea-- and even get ideas from the programs themselves. Plus, it is easy and fun to play the games and use their many features:

  • Different levels of play, from beginner to expert
  • Advice on best move
  • Take back and replay moves
  • Auto and manual modes
  • Instant replay of games
  • ‘Change’ feature adds or subtracts pieces
  • Sophisticated opening libraries
  • Clear graphics
  • Instructions includes chapter on skillful play

The People Behind the Programs

Larry Atkin and David Slate

Authors of the Northwestern University 4.7 Computer Chess program. Winners of the World Computer Chess Tournament 1977-1980. Winners of 8 North American Computer Chess Championships between 1970 and 1979. Two of the world’s authorities on machine intelligence.

Peter Frey

Professor of Northwestern University, teaching courses in Psychology and Computer Science. Editor of and contributor to the definitive text on computer chess: Chess Skill in Man and Machine. One of the U.S. Othello Associations top-ranked players.

System Requirements

Apple II
Required RAM 48K

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Chess Version 7.0. Retail Box back Chess Version 7.0.



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