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Chessmaster 2000

Chessmaster 2000
Chessmaster 2000

Speed1 MHz

Software Toolworks


Release Date: 1/1/1986
Manufacturer: Software Toolworks
Donated By: Michael Kukuk
Chessmaster is a chess playing computer game series which is now owned and developed by Ubisoft. It is the best-selling chess franchise in history, with more than five million units sold as of 2002.

The Chessmaster series started in 1986 with The Chessmaster 2000 by The Software Toolworks. It was published for Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Macintosh, and DOS. In 1991, Chessmaster 3000 was published for Windows 3.x and in 1995 for PlayStation.

A more current version, Chessmaster XI, was released on 30 October 2007 for PC (titled Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition) and Nintendo DS (titled Chessmaster: The Art of Learning), and 12 February 2008 for PlayStation Portable (also titled Chessmaster: The Art of Learning). It includes numerous tutorials by International Master Joshua Waitzkin for players of all skill levels.

Chessmaster 2000 Floppy (3.5")

User Comments
Dan Conder on Saturday, September 14, 2013
"I am the chess master" This game allowed you to render the board in 3D if you wanted. It had like 20 levels of play. I am an average player and could beat in on levels 0,1,2 but it was much harder as it went higher. It even had a hot key you could press if the boss wandered by and it would throw up a bogus spreadsheet that you were working on.
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