Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 72 / MAY 1986 / PAGE 120

News & Products

Chess Tutorial And Game For Apple And Commodore
Enlightenment, Inc., has announced the availability of Paul Whitehead Teaches Chess, a combination chess tutorial/opponenent for IBM, Apple II, and Commodore 64 computers.
    The tutorial is designed to take the user from not knowing anything at all about chess to the point where he or she can beat a middle-level chess player. It is driven by a database that contains a tree-like structure where the user's choices guide the branching of the presentation. This allows the user to skip over information that he or she already knows. Each branch contains both moves and comments integrated together. The commentary appears and disappears every half move, so you can see an anylisis of your game while the players are on the screen.
    Once the user is ready to take on an opponent, the Coffeehouse Chess Monster is a formidable one. The Apple and Commodore versions of this game portion of the program were written by international master Julio Kaplan. The IBM version is a customization of the SPOC program from Cypress Software. All three versions retail for $49.95.
    Enlightenment, Inc., 1240 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114.
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