Until 1976, most of the computer programs
were written for big computers, property of famous universities.
considered the ultimate proof for the world of Computational
Sciences, but very few believed in the possibilities of computers: Chess was an Art and nobody was ready to admit that a day
the preponderance of Human Beings would be questioned.
In 1967, the
International Chess Computer Championship was held, opposing the University of Moscow and Stanford
In 1977, the first Dedicated chess Computers were commercialized.
In 1978, the first North American Chess Computer Championship was
organized in San Jose, California, next door to Stanford University...
In 1996, the largest Museum of Computer History was installed in Mountain
View at some miles of distance from Stanford.
From the heart of the Silicon Valley, home of Google (Mountain
View), Apple (Cupertino), Facebook (Palo Alto), Hewlett Packard
(Palo Alto) and Stanford University, I welcome you and invite you to
my collection of Dedicated Chess Computers.
All the computers and their photos presented in this site (excluding
the Journal) are pieces of my collection.
With Hans van Mierlo, I have created a publication, the
We will release regularly papers about Dedicated Chess Computers and
This Journal is open to everyone wishing to report on some rare
A lot of collectors expressed their support to Hans and myself.
Thanks to all of you.