Sargon III chess program Title: Sargon III chess program
Publisher: Hayden Software
Version: 3.0
Date: 1983
Category: Application:Recreational: Strategy
Platform: Apple II plus, //e, //c; IBM PC; IBM PC jr.
Media Version: Floppy disk (5.25 inch)
Credit Line: Gift of Kathleen Spracklen
Accession: 102633906

Sargon was a line of chess-playing software for personal computers. The initial version written by Dan and Kathe Spracklen, was introduced at the 1978 West Coast Computer Faire, where it won the first computer chess tournament held strictly for microcomputers. Later versions of Sargon appeared at regular intervals up to Sargon V in 1991.