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The King (Computer)
Number of games in database: 42
Years covered: 1992 to 2010
Overall record: +13 -22 =7 (39.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto (3 games)
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(born 1986) Netherlands

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Programmed by Johan de Koning, it is a relative of the Chessmaster (Computer) series & was later ported to TASC's Ch M Gideon WK (Computer) ChessMachine and TASC R30 (Computer) as an alternate hardware card personality. It won the 1995 World Computer Speed Chess Championship.


Last updated: 2017-02-10 10:40:10

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kharlov vs The King 1-0551992Neu Isenburg opC44 King's Pawn Game
2. The King vs Pandix 1-037199312th World Microcomputer WorldC39 King's Gambit Accepted
3. The King vs Piket 0-1671996AEGON exhibitionB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. Piket vs The King 1-0831996AEGON exhibitionA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
5. Anand vs The King 1-0531997AEGON SimulB10 Caro-Kann
6. The King vs Timman 1-0391997AEGON SimulB57 Sicilian
7. Neurosis vs The King 0-13220056th International CSVN TournamentD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
8. The King vs The Baron 1-06120066th International CSVN TournamentB33 Sicilian
9. Deep Sjeng vs The King 1-02920066th International CSVN TournamentB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. The King vs XINIX 1-06120066th International CSVN TournamentA57 Benko Gambit
11. Deep Gandalf vs The King  1-07420066th International CSVN TournamentE17 Queen's Indian
12. Argonaut vs The King  0-15520066th International CSVN TournamentC45 Scotch Game
13. The King vs Hermann  ½-½8820066th International CSVN TournamentB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
14. Shredder vs The King 1-05920066th International CSVN TournamentB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. The King vs Rybka 0-17820066th International CSVN TournamentB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. The King vs Fruit  ½-½73200626th Dutch CCE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
17. Deep Sjeng vs The King 0-176200626th Dutch CCE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
18. The King vs IsiChess ½-½75200626th Dutch CCE15 Queen's Indian
19. The King vs Shredder  ½-½56200626th Dutch CCE12 Queen's Indian
20. HIARCS vs The King  1-040200626th Dutch CCC07 French, Tarrasch
21. XINIX vs The King  0-141200626th Dutch CCB40 Sicilian
22. The King vs Rybka 0-131200626th Dutch CCA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. Hermann vs The King  0-153200626th Dutch CCC21 Center Game
24. The King vs Loop  0-188200626th Dutch CCB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. The King vs Rybka 0-147200715th World Computer Chess ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-04-05  Dillinger: They had to unplug this thing when it wouldn't stop responding to every move with "Thank you very muuuuch."
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  BishopBerkeley: Isn't "The King" simply the engine that runs within Chessmaster (Computer) ?

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Jan-16-06  blingice: Yeah. I just tried to play within it's black-screen interface, no board. It wouldn't start :(.
May-08-06  Whitehat1963: I didn't know I had any of my games in here!
Feb-23-08  jovack: TheKing is the engine used with the Chessmaster series.

It's a pretty decent program. Ruthless and unforgiving tactician that will frequently set up little 'traps', but it will be lost if you play a very positional and slow game. If you lock up all the pawns, you could shuffle all your pieces to prepare for a good attack, while it wastes its time.

Feb-24-08  The Rocket: Why is the king and chessmaster listed as seperate engines? and with different stats?, its the same engine just with two names
Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: So the King plays the King's Gambit: The King vs Pandix, 1993. Did he gambit himself?
Dec-24-08  hackmate: Wasn't there a hardware program with the same name?
Jan-11-09  WhiteRook48: watch the king's king in his games.
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