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Computer Chess Collection

Computer Chess

The Computer Chess archive contains documents, photos, movies and oral histories relating to the history of computer chess from 1945 to 1997. The history of computer chess is a five-decade long quest to build a computer to play chess and ultimately challenge one of the best human players.


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  • Result 101-120 of about 130
    Ferranti Mark I computer
    Still Image, 1950
    1977 World Computer Chess Championship, Toronto, Canada
    WGBH Media Library & Archives
    Moving Image, 1978
    Apple II computer
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2003-06-24
    Sargon Chess program
    American Interactive Media
    Software, 1990
    Fidelity X chess computer at the 6th World Chess Championship in Edmonton, Alberta
    Fidelity Electronics, Ltd
    Still Image, 1989
    Arlazarov, Ushkov, and Donskoy in Moscow
    Still Image, 1980
    Deep Thought II chess machine
    International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    Still Image, 1989 ca.
    Adelson-Velsky in Moscow
    Still Image, 1980