Description of Checkmate
Checkmate (aka Chess Champion 2175) is a video game published in 1990 on DOS by Oxford Softworks. It's a strategy game, set in a chess and turn-based themes, and was also released on Mac and Amiga.
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BenRedic 2022-10-25 0 point
Pretty good chess game. This is one of (at least) four chess games by Chris Whittington released around 1990, all with almost identical look and feature sets. The other three are Chess Player 2150, Chess Champion 2175 and Chess Simulator. They mostly vary in name, with only small changes in color palettes, available piece sets, and slight changes in engine and opening books. Whittington is also known for the Superchess series on the ZX in the 80s, as well as Complete Chess System and Chess System Tal later in the 90s.
The engine is strong enough to beat most hobby players, and also offers a number of handicap levels named after different monkeys. GUI is usable and readable, with clear pieces both in 2D and 3D. You can analyze, save and print your games. An interesting feature is one where you can grade yourself by solving a number of puzzles and get an estimated ELO rating based on your performance in the puzzles.
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