May 28

ChessBase’s 25th Birthday

ChessBase is an extraordinary piece of database software that is sold on a website of the same name. The software dominates the chess market, particularly at the stronger end. ChessBase recently celebrated its 25th birthday and published a story regarding its origins, which involves a science journalist, an exceptional programmer and a world champion.

The world champion himself writes several paragraphs about how he came to be involved in the ChessBase project. The article also includes images of some vintage machines such as a BBC Acorn home computer, an Epson Z80 system with modem and dot matrix printer, and an Atari ST (based on Motorola’s 68000 processor) available back in 1987.

See the full article “ChessBase is 25“.

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