Kathe and Dan Spracklen at the 9th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship, Washington, DC
Kathe and Dan Spracklen at the 9th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship, Washington, DC
1978
Gift of Monroe Newborn
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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.