Kathe and Dan Spracklen at the 9th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship, Washington, DC
Title: Kathe and Dan Spracklen at the 9th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship, Washington, DC
Photographer: Newborn, Monroe
Date: 1978
Credit Line: Gift of Monroe Newborn
Accession: 102645408
Kathe and Dan Spracklen (shown here) were the husband and wife team who wrote Sargon. Like many early microprocessor-based chess programs, Sargon was written in assembly language. Sargon won the microcomputer chess tournament at the Second West Coast Computer Faire in 1978.