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Re:Chess Computers - The UK Story
« on: March 21, 2009, 06:10AM »
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Hi Mike
First of all let me congratulate you on your latest addition to your already excellent web site. This really was an extremely enjoyable and informative piece of reading, well done.
I think that we should also give a mention to the distributors who provided us with our early chess computers.
Mike Healey – Countrywide Computers, Paul Cohen – Eureka Electronics, Ken Gorman – Doska Chess Supplies and Terry Knight – Competence. Without these people, chess computers here in the UK where basically unobtainable.
Another group of people who need a mention where the computer chess journalist.
Tony Harrington – Personal Computer World, Mike Healey – Selective Search, Eric Hallsworth – Computer Chess News and Myself – Chess Computer World.
I can’t actually remember just how many issues of ‘Chess Computer World’ I produced but it did run for about three years and it had subscribers from as far as Japan, South America and New Zealand. It was quite a nice little earner too as it paid for a new bedroom and bathroom extension on my dormer bungalow!! What I liked about it was that Goran Grottling from the Swedish Computer Chess Federation gave me permission to reproduce their rating list which was a wealth of information for us chess computer enthusiasts in those days. I actually spoke to Goran a few months ago when I found him on Facebook. Sadly he has lost his interest in computer chess.
Just one more thing Mike. Looking through your 'Rare' list the other night I would like to suggest maybe one more which isn’t actually a chess computer as such. How about including the ‘CHESSCRAFT’ Fidelity replacement board (more rare than a 'Bogol'). Readers please see one of Mike's earlier posts with a photo of the 'ChessCraft' board.
http://users.boardnation.com/~chesscomputers/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=1102
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Re:Chess Computers - The UK Story
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 04:35PM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March 18, 2009, 05:02AM   

Hi All

I have put together a couple of new features on my website which may be of interest :-

There is an article about the UK contribution to our chess computer hobby. It includes material new to the internet eg about the programmers - Richard Lang, Mark Taylor, Mike Johnson etc and David Levy, one of the most active and influential persons in the chess computer industry over three decades. You will find it here -

http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/chess_computers_-_the_uk_story.html

There is also the start of a section on Patents, which can be an informative, and sometimes amusing, aspect of chess computer history.

Hope you enjoy it.

All the best
Mike

PS - If you have any photos or written material which could improve the article please email me.

Really great story, Mike!

Wonderful how you've managed to unearth all that information!

By the way, I took the liberty of adding a link to this very informative page to the overtom site.

With admiring regards,

tom
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 12:51PM »
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Hi Mike,

That is brilliant!  I love the way you have put together the old computer chess programs as well as the dedicateds!

Just great!  Thanks a lot.

Nick
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Chess Computers - The UK Story
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 05:02AM »
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Hi All

I have put together a couple of new features on my website which may be of interest :-

There is an article about the UK contribution to our chess computer hobby. It includes material new to the internet eg about the programmers - Richard Lang, Mark Taylor, Mike Johnson etc and David Levy, one of the most active and influential persons in the chess computer industry over three decades. You will find it here -

http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/chess_computers_-_the_uk_story.html

There is also the start of a section on Patents, which can be an informative, and sometimes amusing, aspect of chess computer history.

Hope you enjoy it.

All the best
Mike

PS - If you have any photos or written material which could improve the article please email me.




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