Chess Challenger 1

Chess Challenger 1
Computer name:  Chess Challenger 1
Manufacturer:     Fidelity Electronics
Dates from:     March 1977
Dimensions:     30.8 x 20.7 x 2.85 cm
Power supply:     adapter (9 Volt) attached to computer with electrical cord
Processor:     8080AF, 2 MHz.
Memory:     2 KB ROM, 256 bytes RAM
Programmer(s): Ron Nelson
Rating:     beginners / weak occasional players
Other details:  Was first commercially available chess computer.
No library of openings
Letters and numbers on board have been exchanged (click)
Only one level of difficulty. Hence the "1" in the name.
Computer allows illegal moves.
Operated with keys
Warranty stated that after 1 June 1977, the program could 
    be upgraded by sending the computer and $ 75 to
    Fidelity. The upgrade became Chess Challenger 3.
Links: Ismenio's page, Chesscomputer UK, Schachcomputer-Info


  White: Fritz 8 (1 ply)

  Black: Chess Challenger 1 (± 5 seconds / move)

  (Result: won by white)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 d6 4.Nc3 exd4 5.Nxd4 Nb4 6.Be3 c5 7.Ndb5 a6 8.a3 Nc6 9.Nd5 axb5 10.Bxb5 Qa5+ 11.Nc3 Ke7 12.O-O Ne5 13.Nd5+ Kd8 14.Be2 Qa4 15.Bg5+ f6 16.f4 Ng6 17.f5 fxg5 18.fxg6 Nh6 19.gxh7 Qxe4 20.Qd2 Qe5 21.c4 Bg4 22.Bxg4 Nxg4 23.g3 Ra4 24.b3 Ra6 25.Rae1 Qd4+ 26.Qxd4 cxd4 27.h3 Ne5 28.a4 Nd3 29.Rd1 Nb2 30.Rxd4 Kd7 31.Rd2 Nxa4 32.bxa4 Rxa4 33.Nb6+ Kc6 34.Nxa4 b5 35.cxb5+ Kxb5 36.Nc3+ Kc4 37.Nd5 g6 38.Rc1+ Kb5 39.Rb2+ Ka6 40.Ra1# An animation of the game can be seen if you have Java installed.

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